Rodeo Goat Ice House Grand Opening in Plano

Rodeo Goat's Chaca Oaxaca burger // courtesy Rodeo Goat Ice House

Plano Magazine would love to invite the community to check out the brand new Plano location of Rodeo Goat Ice House at a grand opening benefit for Heritage Farmstead Museum on Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m.

The Plano location of Rodeo Goat Ice House is in the newly constructed Heritage Creekside development, south of Plano Parkway between Alma and Custer. Rosewood Property Co. President and CEO Bill Flaherty discussed how this development was planned differently from the start. The natural landscape of the area, especially Pitman Creek that runs through the property, was taken into consideration. “We started from the creek and worked outward,” he explained, “and tried to be as thoughtful as possible.” When complete, the mixed-use development will have walking and biking trails connecting tenants and visitors with the businesses located there. “Hopefully you and your neighbors get to experience the gathering places as we envisioned them,” Bill stated.

Rodeo Goat’s next-door neighbor, Flying Fish, a low-key seafood eatery, will also open around the same time. Both eateries are the first retail/restaurant businesses to open in the new development. Bill said that announcements will be coming soon revealing tenants of the 10,000-sq-ft multi-tenant structure located near the two restaurants.

A family-friendly beer and burger joint, Rodeo Goat Ice House serves grass-fed beef burgers ground in-house daily from Texas beef raised at 44 Farms in Cameron, TX. The menu includes over 20 signature burgers including the popular Chaca Oaxaca made of beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco and Tabasco mayo, in addition to a handful of tribute burgers named for local personalities, like the H.L. Hunt and Brad Sham.

With a burger called the Nanny Goat and a cocktail called the Fainting Goat, Rodeo Goat seems the perfect partner to Plano’s Heritage Farmstead Museum, located just up Pitman Creek from the new restaurant. In addition to the two goats, Smokey and Otis, who live on the Farmstead, six sheep, one mammoth jack donkey, two pigs and a dozen chickens also reside on the four-acre historic site. With its 1891 Victorian farmhouse and 14 historic structures, the Farmstead is a little bit of the country smack in the middle of Plano.

All of the proceeds from Rodeo Goat’s Oct.18 grand opening event will benefit Heritage Farmstead Museum. Tickets are $20 per person and include food, beer, wine and Rodeo Goat’s signature cocktails.

When M’Lou Hyttinen, executive director of the Heritage Farmstead Museum, first heard about the restaurant’s Plano outpost, she invited Rodeo Goat’s founder Shannon Wynne to visit the Farmstead, and they hit it off. “Turns out Shannon’s mother was very involved in historical preservation, and so he grew up with a passion for it as well,” said M’Lou. “It was Shannon who graciously suggested the grand opening event and for the proceeds to benefit the museum. We are so incredibly honored by his generosity and his willingness to invest in the community on the first week they are in town.”

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