Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery now open in Farmers Branch

Cedar Creek Brewhouse and Eatery is a joint venture between Cedar Creek Brewery of Seven Points (Founder: Jim Elliott)
and Chef Engineered of Dallas (Partners: Jeff Dietzman, Ned Steel and Lance Bodwell). All images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D.

It's been more than two and a half years since Cedar Creek Brewery of Seven Points announced plans to join forces with the owners of LUCK (formerly of Trinity Groves) for a second location in Farmers Branch. Patience and persistence have finally paid off, as Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery is now open at The Shops at Mustang Station.

Set up on the southeast corner of Bee St. and Valley View Ln., Cedar Creek Mustang Station occupies a two-story structure with an open and expansive feel. The latter is enhanced by high ceilings and a wealth of windows letting the light shine in. Amenities also include indoor and outdoor seating options on both levels, with the second-floor balcony being an especially inviting space for those looking to enjoy an "elevated" brewpub experience.

Amenities at Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery include 30 beers on
tap behind the bar downstairs, and balcony seating options upstairs.

Surveying the "Eatery" aspect, Cedar Creek Mustang Station currently offers a menu of soups, salads and sharables, along with "Hands On" entrees (burgers, sandwiches) and "Build Your Own" pizzas. Selections are limited while the restaurant gets its routines down, but LUCK fans should take heart as familiar favorites like Bierocks and the Signature Pastrami Sandwich are planned as future additions.

In terms of beverages, Cedar Creek Mustang Station has a full bar to go along with barley and hop-based selections emerging from the "Brewhouse." Beers pour from 30 taps located behind the bar, most of which are Cedar Creek originals, though a handful of guest brews are available. Plus, Cedar Creek has its own hard seltzer, with blueberry and margarita flavors being served at present.

Indoor seating on the second level overlooks the brewhouse below (the domain of head
brewer Aaron Eudaly), while the brewery's mascot, Freddie, watches over patrons at the bar.

The brewery in Seven Points is sourcing the majority of the beers on tap, including a full range of popular Dankosaurus IPA variants. Small-batch offerings brewed in-house will fill slots on the tap wall as they are produced. The first of these tapped this past weekend in the form of Pretty Floral Bonnet, a pale ale brewed with grapefruit, ginger and lavender.

As for when to go, Cedar Creek Mustang Station is operating on a soft basis with reduced hours as it works to achieve optimal staffing levels. The restaurant hopes to expand service in the coming weeks, but for now it's open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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