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.