Shannon Wynne

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The New Dallas Farmers Market Is Getting Some Promising New Restaurants

    In the process of revamping the formerly-meh Dallas Farmers Market into something that at least marginally represents local growers, the private operators who bought the Market from the City of Dallas have made some serious changes, like kicking the parking spaces out of the produce sheds and tighte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Rodeo Goat, a Burger Joint from the Minds of Meddlesome Moth, Is Coming to Dallas

    Shannon Wynne is giving Dallas exactly what it's yearned for, and what it needs the least: a burger restaurant. With the success of Rodeo Goat in Fort Worth, the restaurateur behind the Meddlesome Moth, Lark on the Park and more recently announced a second location planned in the Design District. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    The Biggest Dallas Beer Stories of 2013

    This was certainly an exciting year for craft beer in North Texas. With a few more brewery openings, new laws and shiny awards, there was a lot to crow about in the local craft beer scene, and it's not all hangover related (although we have that too). As we complete another whirl around the sun, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    LARK Brings Lunch to the Park

    Shannon Wynne's latest on Klyde Warren Park gives Dallas some much-needed vegetables.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Victoria's Mexican Grill Opens, Lemon Bar Closes and More Restaurant Happenings

    Another month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in March, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at Openings: Victoria's M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Klyde Warren Is No Longer Hungry: Lark on The Park Now Open

    Lark on The Park, the new Shannon Wynne restaurant that promises to anchor Klyde Warren Park, is open for dinner service this week. If you've been to the park recently you know that on sunny days the space is absolutely packed with park-goers, who previously had only food trucks for options to choos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Chef Dave McMillan Talks The Menu Changes At The Meddlesome Moth

    Shannon Wynne finally got his way. The owner of the Meddlesome Moth wanted Dave McMillan to run his kitchen when he opened the Design District gastro pub in 2010. McMillan was seduced by the glitz and glamor of the Arts District, though, and he helmed the Screen Door for two years and then watched t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Moth Chef Chad Kelley Exits Stage Left and Chef Jennifer Otsuki Saunters In

    The Meddlesome Moth​ Shannon Wynne, owner of the Meddlesome Moth just issued a statement, per D Magazine: "We are excited that Jennifer Otsuki has been promoted to Chef at the Meddlesome Moth where she has been working as sous chef under Chad Kelley for nearly two years. She is the one with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2011

    A Rambling Item Starring David Seeley, Tango, Gary Myrick, Joe "King" Carrasco and the Crowns, Mike Rhyner and Lisa Loeb

    Via.Tango and the work of the great Bob "Daddy-O" Wade​Speaking of late, great Lower Greenville venues ...Last weekend the boy and I picked over Paperbacks Plus, where I found a copy of David Seeley's Too Cool to Get Married, a 1989 paperback collection of pieces written for, mostly, Texas Monthly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley: It's a Joy to Be Simple

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley at work, pairing food with the restaurant's enormous beer collection.​The problem with bars with food is bar food. But Chad Kelley, 34, executive chef at the Meddlesome Moth, has fixed that problem with choices like meat pies, mothballs, venison tartare, arctic ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Keith Schlabs and Matt Quenette On Ale Week and Meddlesome Moth's First Year

    ​A peek inside the Meddlesome Moth's formidable walk-in cooler reveals kegs carefully piled on top of each other, carefully placed to maximize efficiency like some oversized game of beer Tetris with as many as 120 kegs at a time in the cooler. Some have been there or strategically placed in variou ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Forget Ties, Wallets and Slippers, and Give the Old Man What He Really Wants: Beer

    All Meddlesome Moth owner Shannon Wynne wants for Father's Day is an ice cold beer -- and he's betting a few dads out there feel the same way. The Oak Lawn gastropub is buying a beer for every father who visits the restaurant this Sunday. In a YouTube pitch explaining the promo, a bespectacled Wynn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    'Beer Guru' Keith Schlabs On 15 Years Of Flying Saucer and More

    Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth "beer guru" Keith Schlabs, drinking on the job.​Speaking of Shannon Wynne and the Meddlesome Moth...Fifteen years and 14 locations after the June 5, 1995, opening of the original Flying Saucer on Sundance Square in Fort Worth, the franchise's "beer guru," Keith Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.30.09

    "People ask me every day if Kent's place is hurting our business. I tell them, 'heck no, they are helping it.' I look at it this way: Everybody loves comfort food. Kent serves the rich guys, and I serve the guys who used to be rich. And believe me, there are more of the latter than ever before." (Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Move Over, Ex-President Bush. Kent Rathbun's Moving a "Blue Plate Kitchen" Into Preston Center.

    Earlier today, Unfair Park learned that chef Kent Rathbun would be opening a new restaurant in Preston Center, next door to Shannon Wynne's Flying Fish in the space formerly occupied by Carrabba's, among others. I called Rathbun's publicist Ariana Hajibashi-Martin to confirm, and she was very noncom ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Seriously Kinky

    This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Monica at 10

    A decade ago, Eduardo Greene abandoned his wife, his home and a successful restaurant, expecting a nightmare in pursuit of a dream

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Uptown Strikes Back

    Medici and Il Mulino founders join forces

  • News

    May 22, 2003


    letters for the issue of May 22

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Kings of Clubs

    The coke-drenched era of nightclubs is over, but now a new group of entrepreneurs is ready to reinvent the scene

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Big Death

    Fading flashiness marked the year in Dallas dining

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    Fish Not Foul

    Shannon Wynne scores with downscale seafood at Flying Fish

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002

    Eat to Live

    New seafood spot to open this spring

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    Mambo Jumbo

    Brent Johnson returns to Cowtown with a different take on Tex-Mex

  • Dining

    July 12, 2001

    O'Dowd's Goes Flat

    Last call at the McKinney Avenue pub

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Prize Money's back, kinda

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    Run Daddy DMC Mixed hash

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    Hash Over

    Grapes of glory; Coming and going

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • Music

    September 10, 1998


    You got the Knack a long time ago, but Doug Fieger thinks you need it again

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998

    Good clean feed

    Spotless Rigatoni offers ample helpings of fresh Italian food

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    The Art of the Wheel

    No matter what you think, your car is not fully loaded

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    The lonely guy

    Dalton James is one of Dallas' most amazing theatrical talents. But life still hurts sometimes.

  • Dining

    April 24, 1997

    Taming Cowtown

    The Basses put the 'fort' back in Fort Worth and bankroll a restaurateur's paradise

  • Dining

    February 15, 1996

    Bread and circus

    Despite upscale pretensions, Eatzi's aims for a lowbrow market. Will it fly?

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Stop the music

    KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings

  • Dining

    July 6, 1995