Stephan Pyles’ Newest Venture to Open Soon

Stephan Pyles' Newest Venture to Open Soon

If you’re a big fan of Chef Stephan Pyles and his knack for great food and inspired restaurant decor, you’ll be happy to know that his newest restaurant is set to open April 28. By the end of the month you could find yourself enjoying his latest concept, a Latin-American restaurant called San Salvaje, if you can get a reservation that is.


Located in the Dallas Arts District, the restaurant is inspired by Pyles’ travels through Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, and the Caribbean. We think it’s safe to say that this menu will be a bit different than the fabulous Texas-inspired dishes that have made Stampede 66 such a success. But we know the food will be up to the same high standard, since the current executive sous-chef of Stampede 66, Alex Astranti, will become the executive chef of San Salvaje.


Stephan Pyles' Newest Venture to Open Soon

The interior of the restaurant will expand on the layout of Samar, the last restaurant to occupy the space. The design will become larger than the former restaurant by enclosing a portion of the patio. New finishes will include natural stone, metal lanterns, colorful fabrics, ancient tribal masks that celebrate traditional ceremonies of South America and a wall of crosses.


There will be an exhibition kitchen with counter seating, full bar and lounge, dining room seating for 70, and private dining for 10, with views of the Arts District. An expanded patio will incorporate a boccee ball court. You can also expect an exciting cocktail list and live music on the weekends.


For more information on this exciting new venture, click here.


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Restaurant News You Need to Know

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Have you noticed that a lot of highly specialized restaurants have started popping up all over Dallas? If you like gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, or restaurants that focus on meat, your possibilities are endless in D-FW. Take a look at this guide to make sure you get the food that meets your needs.


LYFE Kitchen, a gluten-free restaurant that promotes sustainability and wants you to “Love Your Food Everyday” will open a Plano location and two other North Texas locations this summer.


Did you know there’s such a thing as healthy fast food? Start, “real fast food,” serves clean, from-scratch food with environmentally-friendly packaging that you can eat on the go. They use local and organic ingredients to make sure that your healthy food is also tasty food. You’ll find them on Greenville Ave. in Dallas.


Greenville Ave. has become a hotspot for concepts like this. Down the way from Start is HG Sply Co., a hunter/gather restaurant that lends its skills to the paleo diet. They use only food that comes from wildlife and natural farming in order to fill you with “food your body was built to eat.”


Again on Greenville Ave. is The Blind Butcher, a “beer and meat mecca.” They do great beer, cured meats, and “assorted green things.” If you’re looking to get your meat on, look no further.


Add one more to the count for Greenville Ave, and one for Katy Trail. Both Company Cafe locations are serving up a natural, organic, fresh food menu that has many gluten-free options as well as meats that are grass-fed.


The menu at Kozy on Mckinney Ave. is almost entirely gluten-free, and offers comfort foods and bakery items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here it’s also about grass-fed meat, wild-caught seafood, and organic and locally grown produce.


Have any other recommendations for specialty restaurants in D-FW? Comment below and let us know!


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