Legendary restaurateur Gene Street, chairman of Consolidated Restaurant operations, says the company's III Forks steakhouse is poised to pull in $13 million this year, making it one of the highest grossing restaurants in the state. This is substantial, especially given the turmoil on the Tollway, what with the departure of Smith & Wollensky and all. But that's not important now. What is important is that Gene Street is going blond. But not until March 1, despite promising he'd be a towhead by Thanksgiving. Why March 1?
"That's when my car gets here," he says. That car is a Bentley Azure, a $350,000 drop-top with a twin-turbo, 6.8-liter V8 spinning some 450 horsepower. But why the delay? "It's a custom color," he says.
Wait till you hear the name of the color. It's after the jump, along with what Street plans to do with his new ride.
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"It's called Dallas Blond," Street says. "I'm going to move to Florida and get me some yella britches and a pink coat...I'm going to go Gorgeous George."
That's quite a leap up from Street's typical ride, a black Ford Crown Victoria, the pride and joy of police departments across the country, though Street always made to customize his rides -- with Ferrari badges, for instance. So what's Street going to do now that's he dumped his black Ford for a Dallas blond Bentley and a blond coif? Pick up chicks, of course. In Frisco.
"There's so many good-looking women," he says. "Now that I'm single, I'm only datin' things north and west. I'm not going east or south. North and west is a whole new world...The higher the blond, the closer to heaven. And I want to go to heaven." --Mark Stuertz