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Stephan Pyles Shutters His Texas-Themed Uptown Restaurant

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Stampede 66 Garrett Hall/EDFW
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— Stampede 66, the thoroughly Texan restaurant from Stephan Pyles in Uptown Dallas, has closed its doors. The restaurant departed over the weekend, and it would appear that the closure came suddenly — posts to Stampede 66’s Facebook page indicate that it had debuted new cocktail menus within the last two weeks. [Culture Map]

Update 10/15/18, 2:16 p.m.: It will relocate to Allen inside the new Marriott hotel and convention center with an obscenely long name (Delta Hotels By Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center). A press release states “Collin County developers and city officials have been making requests for a Stephan Pyles restaurant for more than two decades and they are finally getting it” come this January. As far as the closure, Pyles issued a statement that reads in part, “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.”

— On the heels of losing its culinary director and chef Graham Dodds last week, The Statler has launched a property-wide happy hour beginning today that will apply to four of the six food & beverage spots in the hotel, including Fine China, Scout, Bourbon & Banter, and Waterproof. Patrons can expect during happy hour Monday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. with half-off all food and drinks.

— Taco Bueno is flagging in DFW. At least 11 outposts of the Tex-Mex themed fast food chain have closed in the area, including locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Granbury. The chain describes the 11 now-shuttered restaurants as “underperforming,” but has not announced whether or not it will open more DFW locations in the future. [GuideLive]