DTX Good Eats 2012
Dinner Party

A stampede 850 strong gets taste of new hot spot by Stephan Pyles

A stampede 850 strong gets taste of new hot spot by Stephan Pyles

Summer Scott, Suzy Hall, Jennifer Craney, Courtney Astranti, Alison Rubinson
Summer Scott , Suzy Hall , Jennifer Craney , Courtney Astranti , Alison Rubinson Photo by Robert Bostick
Kay Zafar, Natasha Mosier, Jason Keeler
Kay Zafar , Natasha Mosier , Jason Keeler Photo by Robert Bostick
Stampede 66 Preview
Stampede 66 was packed with people lined up and eager to taste menu items.  Photo by Robert Bostick
Imad Anbouba, George Majdalani, Margaux Anbouba, Shelley Dims
Imad Anbouba , George Majdalani , Margaux Anbouba , Shelley Dims Photo by Robert Bostick
Steve Davis, Kim Miller, Turner Duncan
Steve Davis , Kim Miller , Turner Duncan Photo by Robert Bostick
Robert Mall, Rosemari Agostini, Donald Bounds
Robert Mall , Rosemari Agostini , Donald Bounds Photo by Robert Bostick
Micah Byrnes, Isabel Jimenez
Micah Byrnes , Isabel Jimenez Photo by Robert Bostick
Stampede 66 Preview
Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys band performed for more than 850 guests. Photo by Robert Bostick
Summer Scott, Suzy Hall, Jennifer Craney, Courtney Astranti, Alison Rubinson
Kay Zafar, Natasha Mosier, Jason Keeler
Stampede 66 Preview
Imad Anbouba, George Majdalani, Margaux Anbouba, Shelley Dims
Steve Davis, Kim Miller, Turner Duncan
Robert Mall, Rosemari Agostini, Donald Bounds
Micah Byrnes, Isabel Jimenez
Stampede 66 Preview

Obviously Stephan Pyles knows how to cook — but he can also throw a grand party. An unbelievable 850 people showed up for the preview of Stampede 66, his latest restaurant. 

Lines to the food stations wrapped around every corner of the restaurant. But guests didn't seem to mind waiting for dinner. The buzzy atmosphere was enough to keep eyes busy.

Pyles' new space is a Southern vision, with moody lighting, stone columns, longhorns and Western flair throughout. At the party, there was also a projection screen showing a film of horses in the countryside. 

Vino was passed around, and a specialty cocktail station was set up in the back corner, where bartenders stirred up frozen drinks made with liquid nitrogen.

Truly Texan tasty bites — think venison meatballs — satisfied the palates of guests, including Jason KeelerRebecca MurleyKeith MartonRenée and Buddy GilbertPeggy WeaverSara WeaverAshley and Malcom Ross, Carmaleta WhiteleyKimberly and George MillerMicah ByrnesKay ZafarNatasha MosierJohn SughrueImad Anbouba, Cookie and Dan OwenRema and Dileep Sirur, and Angela and Doug Nash

As revelers noshed, Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys provided the tunes. If the turnout of the party is any reflection of the success of Stampede 66 (opening October 29), it'll give even Stephan Pyles and Samar a run for their money.