Reflections of a Restaurateur

Shannon Wynne of Meddlesome Moth and Rodeo Goat

An exclusive eskca interview with Shannon Wynne (founder) of Meddlesome Moth and Rodeo Goat, which were honored in our:
Tell us your origin story. How did you come to be involved with Meddlesome Moth and Rodeo Goat?

I built them both, but at far different times. First came the Moth which was due to the developer of the Design District, Mike Ablon. The Oak Lawn exit on the toll way was greatly needed and changed the way Dallas travelled into the District. It was a no brainer. The Rodeo Goat came four years later when the Von Gontard twins started hassling me to be their tenant. We had opened a Goat in FW and they wanted one bad.

What were the biggest hurdles you encountered in your journey?

By far, the COVID pandemic.

What does the future hold for you and Meddlesome Moth/Rodeo Goat?

Who the hell knows. We take it one day at a time.

What are your thoughts on the food scene in Dallas?

Maturing nicely, though prices for real estate are unreasonable. Developers have never heard the term “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered”.

What’s your best advice for aspiring restaurateurs?


Our readers love recommendations! What are your favorite items at Meddlesome Moth and Rodeo Goat?

Toward the end of baseball season, be sure to try the Evan Grant Burger during the World Series. It’s hard to find a better beer selection than at The Moth, plus they have great food.


For more exclusive interviews, see our full Reflections of a Restaurateur series