Photo courtesy of Rodeo Goat.

It’s close to opening time for Rodeo Goat’s Casa Linda Plaza location.

The burger joint will open in the former Highland Park Cafeteria space in mid-July, a spokesperson for the company says. Highland Park Cafeteria closed in May 2020 after 95 years in business.

Rodeo Goat was co-founded by Keith Schlabs, who has lived in Lakewood with his wife, Lauren, since 1999. Schlabs was involved with the first Flying Saucer on Lowest Greenville, and that’s where he earned the nickname “Captain Keith.”

Dallas currently has one Rodeo Goat location in the Design District.

Neighbors have also been asking about when Ellen’s, an all-day breakfast place, will open at the intersection of N. Buckner Boulevard and Garland Road. The Advocate reached out to a company spokesperson for an update, and we will share what we know when we can.

Our last report on the restaurant came in March, when we saw the company had applied for a certificate of occupancy at 1211 N. Buckner Blvd. According to City records, the application has been approved.

Rodeo Goat is coming soon to East Dallas. Photo by Renee Umsted.