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Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” 7-19-18 July 19, 2018

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Star chef still loves the game

Chef Stephan PylesStephan Pyles guest stars on “Wining and Dining with Jim White” this week on VOKALnow.com.  Wizened music critics used to say, “Elvis could have retired in 1957 and still been considered the ‘King'”.  But that’s just not how the great ones do it.  Take Chef Stephan Pyles, for instance.  He could have sailed off into the sunset after the success of Routh Street Cafe (or Star Canyon), and still been considered one of the greatest chefs ever.  But he has too much passion and energy to rest on his laurels.  He continues to find new horizons; ways to evolve and reinvent himself.  And, lucky for us.  That’s the reason we have Flora Street Cafe in the Dallas Arts District.  The latest “10 year plan” from Stephan, and the most sublime dining experience in Dallas.  He’s enjoying some projects as a corporate culinary consultant these days, and of course, leaves plenty of time for favorite things, travel and culinary R&D.  Join us as Stephan regales us with stories about his new adventures, and shares a few nostalgic tales from the heady, high flying, high falutin 80’s.  Gourmand Troy Dungan (beloved retired WFAA weather caster) continues as our “Guest Gourmet” and offers some really interesting neighborhood restaurant suggestions.  Tip:  if Troy and his wife Janet like it, chances are really good you will too!  Welcome to the show that introduces you to the men and women who create the flavors you love.  Catch all of our digital TV episodes on VOKAL, YouTube, and Vimeo.  Or, listen to the podcast version on VOKAL and iTunes.  And, remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em, reservations!

Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” July 20, 2017

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Chef’s “swan song” in perfect harmony

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Chef Stephan Pyles (R) joins Jim White at Flora Street Cafe in the Dallas Arts District.

Meet legendary chef Stephan Pyles on today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL.  Stephan is part of an elite group of Texas chefs who brought Southwestern Cuisine to the world.  His 5-star Flora Street Cafe in the Dallas Arts District is re-defining Texas Elevated Cuisine. He’s a celebrated cookbook author, television star, philanthropist, and mentor to young chefs.  Stephan loves to travel, and on today’s show he shares some of his favorite destination dining recommendations with you, and great stories from the past 35 years of wining and dining at his award winning restaurants.  Bon appétit!

 

Stephan Pyles’ new Flora Street Cafe dazzles! May 21, 2016

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See the transformation of Stephan Pyles’ new Flora Street Cafe from dusty construction site to his elegant new restaurant in the Dallas Arts District in this week’s video on “DINE! with Jim White”.

Stephan Pyles new Flora Street Cafe

The presentation kitchen at Stephan Pyles' stunning new Flora Street Cafe.

The presentation kitchen at Stephan Pyles’ stunning new Flora Street Cafe.

 

#6 Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” Podcast March 14, 2016

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New Flora Street Cafe coming soon!

 

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Chef Stephan Pyles on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”

The legendary chef and co-founder of the Southwestern Cuisine movement shows no signs of slowing down.  Stephan Pyles is still the ultimate culinary impresario as he prepares to open his new Flora Street Cafe in Hall Arts in the beautiful Dallas Arts District.  Join our conversation as Stephan describes the intimate decor of his new restaurant, waxes nostalgic (for just a minute) about the heady rock star days of the 80’s when he and the “Gang of Five” blazed a new culinary trail that eventually stretched around the world; and he even shares a little dirt from the Star Canyon parade of see and been seen.   And, as if opening a grand, new restaurant weren’t enough to keep Stephan busy, he also talks about about another new project he has up his sleeve.

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If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell them reservations!

Stephan Pyles’ “hard hat” tour of Flora Street Cafe February 18, 2016

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Imagine the intimate Arts District restaurant as Chef Pyles guides

Flora Street Cafe, opening May 15th in the Dallas Arts District, is the culmination of a lifetime by Stephan Pyles devoted to culinary and artistic excellence.  His eyes twinkle and enthusiasm reverberates in his voice as he walks us through his new homage to “elevated Texas Cooking” in Hall Arts Plaza.  This quick “Have iPhone will travel” tour precedes our full conversation with Stephan  on the March 14th episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”, when he shares stories about his love of travel, Southwest cuisine, and a life well lived.  Stephan is one of the world’s most innovative chefs and he’ll tell you he’s having a helluva good time!  You can subscribe to our Podcast devoted to introducing you to great chefs and winemakers at iTunes.

Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles January 22, 2013

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Ride in for some larapin’ grub

Stephan Pyles has the touch.  And, once again, Dallas-Fort Worth diners are the lucky recipients of a new restaurant concept from him.  Well, actually it’s an old concept.  This one dates back to his memories of growing up in Big Spring, Texas, and his family’s Phillips 66 truck stop.  Stephan says his new Stampede 66 is his version of a truck stop he would have opened as a kid, if he had taste, control and money.  The downtown Dallas destination is open for lunch and dinner.  Get in soon, podner, and fill ‘er up!  Check out the traveling iPhone video from chow wrangler Jim White, ya’ll!

TASTE OF THE NATION FROM STEPHAN PYLES June 3, 2011

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Super Dinner-Super Cause

The Annual “Taste of the Nation” fundraiser is back June 12th at Stephan Pyles‘ Arts District Restaurant.  This gastronomical good cause event supports “Share Our Strength”, whose mission is “No Kid Hungry”.  Stephan is the Honorary Chef Chair, and he’s invited fourteen of the city’s finest chefs for an intimate, seated event to end childhood hunger. Each table of ten will be treated to a four course dinner with wine pairings exclusively prepared for their table by one of the featured chefs. Bid on exceptional silent and live auction items featuring one-of-a-kind trips, wine, culinary experiences and more!  Click here for information and to buy tickets.

One of our favorite wine writers, Natalie MacLean has just revamped her website and added lots of cool, interactive stuff, apps and more.  She has tons of wine and food recommendations.  Check it out here.  Cheers!

EASTER BRUNCH DINING IN DALLAS April 8, 2011

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Hippity, Hoppity, Brunch is on its way!

Since Easter is so late this year, information on brunches has been slow to arrive.  I am hearing from more restaurants everyday now, so here is an update on places offering something cool for the special Sunday brunch on April 24th.  Read on to see the latest.

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Wining and Dining with Jim White March 17, 2011

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Savor Dallas Helpful Hints and FAQ’s

The 7th Annual Savor Dallas, celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts is in full swing Friday and Saturday.  It’s a diverse event, with lots of locations.  We hope you can join us.   Through the years we have encountered just about every question imaginable about the event.  So, for your wining and dining pleasure (in case you are joining us), we have prepared a handy guide with answers to our most frequently asked questions about Savor Dallas.   This should make your  experience more enjoyable, and quite selfishly, mean that I will be able to answer fewer emails, texts, and phone calls this weekend.  Read on and see if your question about Savor Dallas makes the top 10. BTW, tickets for most events are available at the door.  Please visit the website.

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Wining and Dining with Jim White February 27, 2011

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What Are you Making for Dinner?  Reservations!

Here’s a good way to begin March:  On Tuesday night Stephan Pyles in the Arts District will host a Neal Vineyards wine dinner. Mark Neal will lead guests through each selection of wine paired with a 4-course menu created by Chef Pyles. $125pp. Call Lisa Moore 214-999-1229 x 102 or email lmoore@stephanpyles.com.  If you can’t make the dinner, Stephan will be at Savor Dallas on March 19th.  First he hosts a great cooking class and full portion wine and food tasting at his restaurant on Saturday March 19th at 11.  Seating is very limited for the dinner.  Get details on the Savor Dallas website, and check out Stephan doing one of the dishes from the special luncheon on the website while you’re there.

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