Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Restaurant Week 2011 - Stephen Pyles

Stephen Pyles

Let me start off by saying that I greatly admire the restaurants that are participating in KRLD Dallas Restaurant Week.  Diners  get enjoy over 120 of the area’s best restaurants as they offer special three-course dinner menus for only $35 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). For each dinner served, $7 will benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home.  

It also gives you an opportunity to try the cuisine at restaurants that you would be hesitant to try simply due to the cost of fine dining.  We would never have known how wonderful Cadot Restaurant is or how over-rated Abacus is without this service. 

There is a dichotomy between how restaurants approach Restaurant Week, however.  The first half see this week as an opportunity to attract new patrons and to help their Karma.  They serve fine quality food as you would find it normally on their menu.  The second half see this as a pain in the ass and participate simply because of peer pressure and serve less than stellar offerings.

Stephen Pyles has selected the latter path and we were .... underwhelmed by their offerings.

Stephan Pyles
1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75201


  1. You neglect the 3rd path: the path of a restaurant that strives to strike a balance between path 1 and the path of sustained, moderately profitable operation.

  2. P.S. love beer, keep up the good work