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Dallas chef Stephan Pyles to open 2 restaurant concepts at Allen hotel

Dallas chef Stephan Pyles to open 2 restaurant concepts at Allen hotel

Stampede 66 chicken
Stampede 66 fried chicken. Photo courtesy of Stampede 66

After nearly six years in Uptown Dallas, Stephan Pyles Concepts has announced its closure of Stampede 66, its Uptown Dallas restaurant — but is calling it a relocation to Allen.

The restaurant will be one of two concepts to open at the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center. An opening is set for January 2019.

In a release, chef Stephan Pyles blames construction for the closure.

"While 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," Pyles says. "This allows us the unique opportunity with Benchmark Global Hospitality to have some of our concepts at both ends of the DFW Metroplex and bring Stampede 66 in various forms to more people."

Pyles' recent role as executive culinary partner with Benchmark Global Hospitality paved the way to formulate a plan to expand the Stampede 66 brand, as well as expand the portfolio with two new concepts.

In addition to Stampede 66, there will be a Canyon Bar, named for Star Canyon, Pyles' iconic restaurant from the 90s. The bar will feature classic and artisan cocktails as well as the "Modern Star Canyon," the prickly pear margarita frozen with liquid nitrogen. Make that the $18 prickly pear margarita frozen with liquid nitrogen. Or maybe they'll drop the price by a couple bucks for Allen.

Stephan Pyles Catering will also be facilitating the food and drink for the hotel’s meetings and conventions.