Dallas clearly has no shortage of great burger places, but restaurateur Shannon Wynne and his partners Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson clearly see room for at least one more. The trio will debut the second location of Rodeo Goat tomorrow at 11 a.m. on Market Center Boulevard, right next door to another burger place: the old-school Buck's Prime.
The Fort Worth original, which was co-founded by Wynne's son (and Braindead Brewing partner) Sam, opened in 2012 and features a lineup of house-ground burgers with unusual toppings, including the The White Animal (beech mushrooms, caramelized onions, gruyere, cucumbers, and sriracha mayo) and one renamed for Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings that includes Irish whiskey cheddar, candied bacon, blackberry compote, and grainy mustard. Heading up the kitchen at the Dallas outpost will be chef Kyle Baker, formerly of Wynne's other Design District restaurant the Meddlesome Moth.
On the beverage side of things, expect 23 beers on tap (including plenty of local craft selections) and more in bottles, a small wine list, and a very Texan cocktail menu that includes drinks like the Moontang (moonshine plus Tang, duh).
Rodeo Goat Dallas also boasts a patio with a very colorful mural. When the nearby Trinity Strand Trail is completed this spring, it will be connected to the restaurant with a footbridge, making a post-run burger and a beer (a la Katy Trail Ice House) a viable option.
Rodeo Goat Rodeo Goat Ice House will be open at 11 a.m. daily and close at midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday (do note that the kitchen shuts down one hour prior to closing). Peep the full food and drink menus below: