by Andrew Chalk
Stephan Pyles Stampede 66 has already created a lot of interest among Dallas diners. There is going to be even more now that the restaurant has introduced “Sunday Supper” where we were invited media. I predict that this seating is going to prove as popular with Dallas as Sunday brunch. The basic idea is that there is a set menu, live music, and a fixed price for food (a regular bar menu is also available) of $35 for adults and $20 for children.
The helpings are large enough that you are actually getting two meals for the price of one (we took Monday lunch and dinner home!) so this is an undiscovered bargain – even without considering the complimentary valet parking. When you add in the fact that there is no traffic to contend with on Sunday nights, I see Stampede Sundays becoming a favorite with Uptown, Downtown and Victory Park residents very soon. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Bobby Flay was in town this weekend to sign his 12th cookbook, Barbecue Addiction. While in town Flay paid a visit to his old pal Stephan Pyles at his new restaurant Stampede 66. You may recall that Flay worked for Pyles at Routh Street Café and Baby Routh under then exec chef Kevin Rathbun (brother of Kent). The staging was just before Flay opened his own restaurant, Mesa Grill in New York. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Just a few months after opening his latest venture, Stephan Pyles is already tweaking Stampede 66. The homage to his hometown roots integrates cuisine from across the great state of Texas. Now Pyles is rethinking the idea of so much in one menu.
“My initial intent was to give diners a sampling of Texas foods cut from a broad cloth. In retrospect, I have come to realize the menu is perhaps too broad and tries to encompass too much. Streamlining the menu a bit will help the kitchen focus more intently on each of the items that remain,” said Pyles. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We announced the details of Stampede 66 earlier this morning and since had plenty of emails asking for more details on the benefit preview dinner. This will be a splendid event and you should reserve your seats as soon as possible. Here are the details:
Monday, October 22, 30th Anniversary North Texas Food Bank Dinner Featuring Honorary Chairs Ambassador Kathryn Hall and Liz Minyard, 6:30 p.m. Wine and Appetizer Reception, 7:15 Seated Dinner and Dessert with wine pairings by HALL and WALT Wines, Price $300 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations go to this website.
Stephan Pyle’s Stampede 66 opens October 29, 2012, and has slated two preview seated, fundraiser dinners October 20 that will benefit the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, and an opening preview gala on Thursday, October 25.
Chef/Owner Stephan Pyles is the founding father of Southwestern Cuisine and is known internationally as a pioneer of New American Cuisine. Pyles is a founding board member of Share Our Strength, America’s largest private source of funding for hunger-relief, a life board member of The North Texas Food Bank and co-founder of The Dallas Hunger Link, Dallas’s perishable food program. He has awarded $180,000 in culinary scholarships in his name over the past 12 years. Continue reading