Restaurants / Closings

Ambitious Organic Restaurant is Closing in Dallas Farmers Market — a Blow to Healthy Eating?

Mudhen Could Only Last Three Years Despite its Lofty Ideals

BY // 10.15.19

A healthy dining spot, known for its farm-to-table cuisine, is closing at the Dallas Farmers Market on November 3. Mudhen Meat and Greens, an organic restaurant that opened up just three years ago, is being shuttered by Dallas restauranteur Shannon Wynne.

In the meantime, Mudhen will be working to place its staff at other Wynne/Moth Management restaurants such as Meddlesome Moth, Miriam Cocina Latina and Rodeo Goat.

“I apologize to all the folks in Dallas who appreciate clean and healthy options. I apologize to the vegans and vegetarians, locavores, paleophiles and keto-maniacs!” Wynne says. “We tried very hard to give you healthful options but in the end we were not successful in attracting enough people to drive all the way down to the Farmers Market to eat.”

As I just drove down there myself the other week to try out an avocado salad, it was tough to wait to eat until I got all the way back to Uptown.

“We firmly believe in a flexible low sugar, high plant-based diet, rare in the Dallas landscape,” Wynne says. “‘Killer food that won’t kill you’ was our mantra. We know all too well that many places claim to be ‘healthful’ but still cram sugar and oil into their recipes.”

“We were among only a few restaurants in town cooking meats at temperatures less than 300 degrees to avoid carcinogens, but in the end not enough people really cared. Lesson learned the hard way. Please join us to bid adieu to Mudhen before November 3rd and many thanks to all of our loyal customers.”

If you are a Mudhen fan, make sure to come in for one last poke bowl, Loco Moco, or Tomahawk pork chop before this healthy Dallas restaurant closes for good.

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