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A New Caribbean Seafood Spot Pops Up in Mockingbird Station

WannaEat Seafood brings jerk shrimp, Southern-style fried seafood to the development

Seafood Alfredo from WannaEat Seafood
WannaEat Seafood

A new pop-up Caribbean and Southern food restaurant is coming to Mockingbird Station next week.

WannaEat Seafood will open July 31 in suite #160, 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane. That’s the space formerly occupied by Edith’s Bistro and Rockfish Grill, according to CultureMap. WannaEat will serve spice-tinged dishes like jerk shrimp, salmon patties, deviled eggs with fried shrimp and seafood mac and cheese, through the end of October 2020. WannaEat will host a grand opening July 31 through August 1.

The restaurant is the brainchild of married couple John and Brittney Wannamaker, who have been working as caterers out of commercial kitchen in Garland since 2018 and selling to-go orders from their website. John Wannamaker got his start in New York City kitchens, where he was surrounded by Caribbean food and culture.

Brittney Wannamaker is a Texas native who grew up spending time in Houston and Louisiana. The two have paired their love of these regions’ foods into a menu rife with Caribbean-Southern fusion dishes, like the salmon patties, that evoke their childhoods, according to Voyage Dallas. The move to Mockingbird Lane is one they hope will propel them to a longer-term lease, the couple wrote on Facebook.

WannaEat Seafood will open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They’ll also be serving food for takeout and delivery through GrubHub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Favor.