on February 28, 2013
While I've heard FABULOUS things about this new concept from Dallas chef legend Stephan Pyles, I have to say I wasn't impressed by their "signature" Star Canyon margarita (named after the restaurant that made him famous and is now closed). A date took me here on "National Margarita Day" and seeing as how we live in the city in which the frozen margarita was BORN, I figured it would be fun to try this new/different one.My date was better informed than I was at this point, so he'd heard about this "presentation" of a margarita, and that you could get it in either the standard Prickly Pear flavor or a Mango flavor but that wasn't offered to us. This whole concoction is made on a rolling cart- similar to how restaurants make table-side guacamole. It's quite the entertainment! (see my attached photo) The liquid nitrogen instantly freezes the juice and alcohol- thus making it quite the unconventional margarita. It's garnished with whipped lime juice I believe, and candied jalapenos. The result? It melts pretty quickly, and the Prickly Pear flavor was just too sweet for me. I probably would have liked the mango better. And my date made the unfortunate mistake of eating the candied jalapeno- but I told him that I don't eat the limes in my gin & tonic- why would you eat a candied jalapeno?! Hah!The whole decor of the restaurant is VERY Texas-themed with lots of wood, barbed wire and shaped metal sculptures, so if you're an out of towner staying in downtown Dallas, I would certainly recommend this place. Again- I can't wait to go back and try the food- because I've heard great things- but at the very least you should go watch them make the Star Canyon margarita!
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