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Texas Nexus

Jul 20, 2016 By Patricia Sharpe

At Dallas chef Stephen Pyles’s Flora Street Cafe, Mexican, Southern, and cowboy foodways meet an internationalist sensibility.

The Lowest and Slowest, Part II

Aug 5, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

Last week we took you to Tioga, Texas, where Warren Clark developed a three-day smoked brisket recipe that is still served at Clark’s Outpost, the restaurant he founded decades ago. His method was borne from his earlier days using a traditional smokehouse in Arkansas, where cooking time was measured in days.

And They Said, “Let There Be Cilantro”

Jul 15, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

Thirty years ago, Texans who equated fine dining with chicken cordon bleu and trout meunière suddenly found themselves eating barbecued Gulf shrimp and goat cheese quesadillas. An oral history of the Southwestern cuisine revolution.

Gastronome on the Range

Jan 1, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

At Stampede 66, Dallas chef Stephan Pyles’s latest gig, the symbols of his West Texas youth are writ not just large but colossal. Wild horses fashioned of gleaming wire come bursting through a solid wall. A giant rattlesnake of screen wire and glowing LED lights stretches its fifty-foot length…

Campo

Jan 1, 2012 By Patricia Sharpe

BY THE TIME MATT McCallister opens his own restaurant—sometime this year—the thirty-year-old wunderchef will have had more local media coverage than most cooks get in a lifetime. Self-taught, he started as a lowly pantry cook at Stephan Pyles’s eponymous Dallas restaurant in 2006. He then became executive chef and master…