Quintessential Dallas things: margaritas, Stephan Pyles and making things a little "extra."
Put them together and get you the Modern Star Canyon Margarita at Stampede 66. Stephan Pyles' legendary Star Canyon restaurant served a version of this margarita (tequila, orange liqueur, prickly pear puree, sweet and sour), but its reinvention at his Uptown Dallas concept needed a slight upgrade.
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Enter: liquid nitrogen. The Texas-heavy restaurant was one of the first to adopt the liquid nitrogen trend for this table-side cocktail. The liquid is flash-frozen, giving you a drink and a show.
Modern Star Canyon Margarita ($18): Hornitos Silver, Patrón Citronge, prickly pear puree, sweet and sour, topped with lime foam and candied jalapeños
Stampede 66, 1717 McKinney Ave. (Uptown)