Bob Sambol

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Kitchen LTO to Annouce Chef and Designer Finalists

    To phrases like jumbo shrimp and government intelligence, Dallas is adding a new oxymoron: permanent pop-up. Kitchen LTO (Limited Time Offer) is slated to open later this summer at Trinity Groves in West Dallas. The gimmick here is that Kitchen LTO won't offer a singular dining experience, but inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Top 10 Resolutions We'd Like To See Fulfilled

    Maybe in 2010, they'll just let us eat rabbits.​A new year, another chance to set things right.It's why some people announce personal goals this time of year, right? Few carry them through for the entire 12 months, however. In fact, only the easiest resolutions--add more flab, drink cheaper booze, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Embarrassments

    ​Probably should issue this caveat to start: Unless you're speaking of Paris Hilton or Tex Cobb, the label of embarrassment implies the person in question possesses some talent.Nobody is perfect, of course. The Rolling Stones recorded Emotional Rescue, Babe Ruth lost half a season due to a "bellya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Top 25 Food-Related Quotes Of The Past Decade

    ​Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    They Liked It So Much They Bought the Place: Bob's Steak & Chop House Gets New Owners

    ​In the end, anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to the bankruptcy of Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue thought that the eatery would most likely wind up in the hands of Bob Sambol's former partner, Bill Lenox. He made no secret of his desire to buy the joint out of Chapter 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Will Bob Sambol's Old Partner Get the Steakhouse on Lemmon? Or Will Del Frisco's?

    ​I've had today's date circled on my calendar since October 7: This was to be the day Bob's Steak & Chop House went on the auction block. And ever since this morning, when we got word that there was at least one heretofore unmentioned notable interested in taking Bob Sambol's Lemmon Avenue eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    So If You Want to Buy Bob's Steak & Chop House, You've Got Till November 2

    ​So, no, Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue didn't go on the auction block September 30, as we said would happen back in mid-August. Legal whatnot delayed the sale of Bob Sambol's bankrupt eatery. But yesterday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale gave the okee-doke to go ahead wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Short Orders: Bob's Steak & Chop House

    ​Bob's Steak & Chop House4300 Lemmon Avenue214-528-9446Quite a number of those who dine out on a regular basis are still in the dark as to Bob Sambol and his legal difficulties. Talk at surrounding tables on a recent visit centered on some encounter with Jerry Jones' bodyguard Roosevelt ("he d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Come September 30, More than Likely, Bob's Steak & Chop House Goes on Auction Block

    ​Since last we visited the bankruptcy case of Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue, there have been a couple of notable developments -- among them, the appointment yesterday of Dallas attorney Robert Milbank Jr. to take over as the Chapter 11 trustee, replacing owner Bob Sambol per the U. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    On the Bob's Steak & Chop House Hotline, Bankruptcy and Criminal Cases Collide

    ​A couple of weeks back, we mentioned that the U.S. Trustee handling Bob's Steak & Chop House's Chapter 11 reorganization wanted Judge Harlin D. Hale to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee to replace owner Bob Sambol. Because, see, as far as Willliam Neary's concerned, Sambol -- operating here as Sil ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    On the Bob's Steak & Chop House Line, a Chapter 11 Filing to Restructure Massive Debt

    Yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas, Silveroak Holdings, Ltd. -- better known as Bob's Steak & Chop House -- filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. Bob Sambol and his attorney, Mark Ralston, say the bankruptcy filing has nothing to do with Lee Thompson's claim that Sambol owes him $300,00 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    At the Moment, Dallas Is Just Another in a Long Line of Folks Interested in Hall of Fame

    Earlier this afternoon, I finally spoke with Steve Hatchell -- president and CEO of the National Football Foundation, the parent organization of the College Football Hall of Fame -- concerning yesterday's press conference during which Mayor Tom Leppert, Roger Staubach, T. Boone Pickens and a host of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Bob Sambol's Got Quite the Stake in the City Landing the College Football Hall of Fame

    Here's an interesting little fact left off the two press releases announcing the city's efforts to lure the College Football Hall of Fame from South Bend, Indiana, to downtown Dallas: It was all Bob Sambol's idea. Seriously. But the namesake of Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue figured, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Stories Of Misconduct

    Every once in awhile I wonder just why some people are keen to lavish praise on restaurant owners. Yeah, I know--the Food Network and those in the media who promote the celebrity chef idea share a portion of the blame. But many of the folks who dine regularly simply don't wish to peer behind the cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    On the Bob's Steak & Chop House Hotline, Theft or "Deal Gone Bad"?

    Given the reaction of Friends of Unfair Park and Friends of Bob Sambol's this morning, he's perhaps the least likely most-wanted man in town, but there's no disputing a Dallas County grand jury's true bill indictment that landed in our in-box this morning: The namesake of the 16-year-old Bob's Steak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Chop House Owner On the Chopping Block

    Robert "Bob" Sambol, 55, owner of Bob's Steak & Chop House, was indicted yesterday for theft of $200,000 by a Dallas grand jury. After former customer Lee Thompson, Jr. invested $300,000 to fund a wine/cigar lounge add-on to Bob's Lemmon Ave. restaurant, Thompson claims Sambol didn't follow thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    No One Disputes Bob Sambol Took $300,000. The Question Is: What Did He Do With It?

    I just spoke with Nicholas Cariotis, chief of the Check Division/Task Force on Identity Fraud at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office -- and the man charged with prosecuting Bob Sambol, who, as we mentioned this morning, has been accused in an indictment of stealing $300,000 from investor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Strange Boys Release Video, Offer Free MP3 In Anticipation Of Upcoming Album

    The now-Austin-based (and formerly Dallas-based--frontman Ryan Sambol and his brother, bass player Phillip, are the sons of Bob's Steak and Chophouse owner Bob Sambol) lo-fi garage rockers The Strange Boysare getting all prepped for the March 24 release of its debut LP, The Strange Boys...And Girls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Omni Hotels Takes a Bite Off Bob's Plate

    Will Dallas's convention center hotel get a Bob's Steak and Chop House? Fair question this morning, as Irving-based Omni Hotels -- which the city council tapped to operate the convention center hotel -- announced this morning that it has acquired a 50-percent stake in the brand name, with plans to " ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

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    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Where You Can Find Rudy G. Tonight

    Because we'll never let this one go... A good Friend of Unfair Park sends this reminder: Speaking of getting all political in this piece, I'm sure you already know this anyway, but Rudy Giuliani is in town today for a presidential committee benefit at his pal Bob Sambol's steakhouse. The deal's $2,3 ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 11, 2007
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    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    A Day at the Races

    Plus: D-Day at the DMN; Dirty Deed

  • Dining

    September 9, 2004

    Steak Stoked

    A new Bob's steak house draws Consilient Restaurants' Monte Morris back to Denver

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Shtick Happens

    Male or female servers--does it make a difference?

  • Dining

    May 8, 2003

    Apple Gazing

    Stolik operator hopes to beat the odds

  • News

    March 6, 2003
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    February 27, 2003

    No Smoking Gun

    The new smoking ban will work--if no one lights up

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    Bob Hoofs North

    The Plano version of Bob's Steak and Chophouse stays true to form--mysterious carrot and all

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    How Dry It Is

    Why shouldn't we order well-done steaks?

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002

    Hibiscus Itch

    New restaurant to hit Henderson Street