Everybody panic: Stampede 66 is finally opening for dinner tonight. Arguably the most anticipated restaurant of the year, the newest venture from superchef and Dallas icon Stephan Pyles is Texan from head to toe, from the decor (a massive tree under a ceiling painted to look like the Texas sky, plenty of metal horse sculptures, and lone stars adorning the bathrooms) to the menu, with reinterpreted down-home fare like "freeto" chili pie (featuring housemade chips and chili that's "canned" in-house), an array of pickles including watermelon rind and okra varieties, chicken-fried buffalo steak, tacos with everything from brisket to sweetbreads, and fried chicken with mashed potato "tots". Stampede 66's price point is significantly lower than Pyles' eponymous restaurant, with entrees coming in under $20. (Scope out the full menu here.)
Stampede 66 plans to begin lunch service sometime in mid-December.
· Stampede 66 Opens [Chef Stephan Pyles' Blog]
· Stephan Pyles' Stampede 66: A Whimsical Homage to the 'Big Country' Texas of His Youth [Eats Blog]
· All Stampede 66 coverage on Eater Dallas [-EDFW-]