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Diego Fernandez Named Chef of Fauna, Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café’s Private Tasting Room


Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts have announced their vibrant, out-of-state chef pick for their private tasting room “restaurant within a restaurant,” Fauna. Opening late April, Fauna will be led by Chef Diego Fernandez, formerly of Chicago’s Alinea.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Chef Diego Fernandez has always pursued excellence within the restaurant industry. Beginning his career at the age of 15, Fernandez began his culinary adventure alongside his father, who was also a chef and eventually served as Diego’s role model and mentor.  Diego’s experience includes an array of well-known, award-winning restaurants, including his own in San Antonio. Continue reading

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Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres Unveil New Programming at Flora Street Cafe


Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts have unveiled their new plans in the evolution of the iconic Dallas restaurant. Experiential dining offerings include new lunch and dinner programming, a fresh spin on the tasting menu with its own luxury venue, and a brunch menu that has recently launched. The evolvement comes after the December announcement of the collaboration between Chef Stephan Pyles and Chef Tim Byres, formerly of the award-winning restaurant SMOKE.

“I never thought after 35 years of owning restaurants I would be this excited about a new direction,” said Chef Stephan Pyles. We will be able to offer two separate and very different dining experiences. While making the experience in the main dining room less formal, and the menu more “approachable”, we will transition the current private dining room into a “restaurant within a restaurant” with a progressive, innovative 12 course tasting menu”. Continue reading

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Stampede 66 Relocating


After nearly six years in Uptown Dallas, Stephan Pyles Concepts announced it has decided to close Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles and will be relocating Stephan’s ‘love letter to Texas’ to the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center this January 2019.

Stephan Pyles said, “While we love Uptown and Downtown Dallas, this particular part of Uptown is saturated, surrounded by vacant real estate, constant construction lane closures and neighboring high rise construction that has made it harder and harder for doing business. This allows us the unique opportunity with Benchmark Global Hospitality to have some of our concepts at both ends of the DFW Metroplex and bring Stampede 66 in various forms to more people.”   Continue reading

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Stephan Pyles and his Tamale Tarts Throughout Time

pylesby Steven Doyle

Years ago, I will not admit how many, I read a book that contained recipes from several local chefs including Richard Chamberlain of his eponymous steakhouse in Addison, and Steven Pyles of the then wildly popular Routh Street Cafe. Both were young sprites with many years of success ahead of them. The book was called Great Chefs, Great Cities of the Southwest. I was enamoured.

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How to Dine Like Julia in Dallas

julia.jpgby Steven Doyle

We all have some sort of memory with Julia Child, some from television and her program the French Chef, others from the many local book signings, and some from marvelous dining experiences right here in Dallas. Continue reading

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Local Chefs in Finals for James Beard Award

beardby Steven Doyle

We wish to send congratulations to local chefs and restaurateurs who made the finalist list for the James Beard Awards for 2017

The list is longer than most years, and include  Maggie Huff, for pastry at FT33, Stephan Pyles  at his restaurant Flora for best new restaurant, Teiichi Sakurai Tei An)and John Tesar at Knife for Best Chef of the Southwest. The latter two are old friends and it is fantastic to see them both on the list.  Continue reading

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Happy Hour at Stampede 66


Every Monday, Stampede 66 hosts a Happy Hour accompanied by live music performance. Below is the description for the upcoming event this Monday, October 24th. This week Stampede 66 is proud to feature the Blondettes Band, a “rockabilly soul” duo from Dallas. Featuring one of Stampede 66’s own, The Blondettes’ music “harkens a simpler time of doo-wop, Motown, and rockabilly.”

Check out this fun happy hour Monday, October 24th from 4 to 7pm, with the band playing from 5:30 to 7pm.

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