Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rocket Man Pyles

Stephan Pyles is moving so fast along Ross Avenue in Dallas these days, he's thought about having a pneumatic tube installed so he can be whooshed between kitchens he is overseeing. Of course, his eponymous restaurant continues its high-flying, high style dining ways. And now he is planning a new restaurant: Samar by Stephan Pyles at 2100 Ross, under construction. Pyles refers to the style as "global tapas". You'll find small plates from Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, India and Greece. Meanwhile, across from the street and down the block, he is consulting Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant in the Dallas Museum of Art--just in time to get the menu standards for a king (as in Tut, the exhibit runs at the DMA through May). He is also consulting the culinary needs for the new Museum Tower in the Arts District. All this while traveling the world doing food research for new menus and his own personal interest. He wants to do more TV, cookbooks, and a few more restaurant concepts before hanging up his proverbial spurs. The buckaroo from Big Spring, keeps on getter better (certainly not older). What is your favorite Stephan Pyles restaurant through the years? Share a story. Or give us feedback on a meal you've had at Stephan Pyles namesake restaurant in the Dallas Arts District.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do not go gently into that good.....Blog.

Brother can you a spare a classic line? Gentle readers. Thank you for your patience. Gloomy economic forecasts, a national election, and piano lessons (yes, Virginia there is a reason for a middle aged guy to finally overcome a lifetime of procrastination and take piano lessons!) have prevented me and my muses from partaking of this particular passtime for some time now. I have been compelled by gentle nudges to resume the blog. We will be doing some highlights of the DFW restaurant scene, and some profiles of the chefs of Savor Dallas coming up. I would greatly appreciate any comments you might have about the event if you have attended, or information on new restaurants you have tried that should be a part of Savor Dallas. Or, at least turn us on to a favorite new spot. We need to get out and dine, dine, dine for the sake of the economy. Thank you. Remember: Life is uncertain. Have dessert first. Be well.