Water Street is the source of a lot of new development in Irving, TX, and the district has been expanding its selection of amenities at a breakneck pace. That’s fine by us—Water Street Las Colinas is one of our favorite places to spend free time. So, let’s check in on some of the new developments in Irving along Water Street.

 

The Ginger Man

One of the newest Water Street additions, The Ginger Man is the spot for craft beers lakeside. With over 100 drafts and bottles and plenty of wine and cocktails, there is something for everyone at this relaxed, community-focused watering hole. Not to mention a delicious menu serving up a wide range of pub bites, from generous burgers to satisfying appetizers. The Ginger Man is sure to become one of the premiere destinations in Las Colinas. Located at 5250 N. O'Connor Blvd.

 

Olivella’s

Another of the newer Water Street restaurants, Olivella’s specializes in very delicious Italian cuisine. Of particular note are its mouth-watering Neapolitan-style pizzas. But don’t worry—they also offer Roman-style pizzas, satisfying all pizza preferences. Olivella’s has quickly become one of Irving’s favorite go-to spots: meat and cheese boards; specialty dishes like lasagna Bolognese; house-made mozzarella, pesto, and tomato sauces; and an expansive wine list, this is arguably the closest to Naples you can get in the DFW Metroplex. Located at 5238 N. O'Connor Blvd.

 

Big Little Market

Big Little Market has become a big favorite in Las Colinas, and one of Water Street District’s go-to “corner stores.” Here, you can grab a quick snack or stock up on gourmet groceries, beer, and wine. Think of it as a friendly neighborhood pantry with a carefully curated selection of both local and well-respected national and international goods. With chips, snacks, specialty waters, tonics, and prepared food ready to go, put Big Little Market on your list if you are looking for a cool place to do a quick meeting, grab a bite to eat, relax with a glass of kombucha straight from the tap, or fill up the pantry for the weekend. Located at 5240 N. O'Connor Blvd.

 

Cork & Pig Tavern

While Cork & Pig Tavern opened at the end of 2018, we still can’t get enough of its packed menu full of comfort foods, from steaks and crab cakes to beer-battered fish and chips and wood-fired pizzas. And of course, a robust menu of wine, cocktails, and beers doesn’t hurt either. If you’re able to come on a weekend, be sure to make it to brunch: West Texas biscuits and gravy, banana-oatmeal pancakes, and thick-cut Niman bacon are some of the highlights. It’s also an excellent choice for happy hour with friends or colleagues at the end of a long day. Whatever your reason for discovering, or rediscovering, Cork & Pig, you can’t go wrong. Located at 5224 N. O'Connor Blvd.

 

Go Fish Poke

If you haven’t caught on to the trend yet, poke is taking the culinary world by storm. Originating from Hawaii, poke encompasses a variety of dishes of cubed raw fish served either as an appetizer or a main course. Go Fish Poke has brought this delicious offering to Las Colinas, and we are very happy about it. Situated near Lake Carolyn, this Water Street restaurant features relaxed Hawaiian and Japanese decor. You can choose to build your own poke bowl or choose from one of the signature creations. There's also an assortment of both Hawaiian and Japanese juices and sodas, as well as a full bar offering Japanese beers and liquor. Located at 5244 N. O'Connor Blvd.