4

An Iron Chef Moves to the Stoneleigh

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

The Stoneleigh Hotel -- pardon, the The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa -- today announced that some fine new folks have come over to run the joint, which is currently in the midst of a $28-mil makeover, and if their names aren't familiar, their former places of employ certainly are. New Managing Director John Langston, whose name we've heard before, comes from the Driskill Hotel in Austin and was at both The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Hotel Crescent Court as director of catering. The new director of sales and marketing, Gretchen Stofer Darby, pulled a similar shift for Hotel ZaZa in Dallas and Houston.

And chef David Bull, who's overhauling the restaurant at the Stoneleigh, is a top chef in need of little introduction. So here's one anyway, from the release: one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs in 2003, nominee for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in the Southwest award, former bossman at the Driskills's acclaimed restaurant and a man strong enough to stick it out in Kitchen Stadium on Food Network's Iron Chef America. So there's one good thing about our being at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple: We can walk to Bull's restaurant. And we will, when it opens in a few months, give or take. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.