Thursday, May 23, 2013
Looking for dinner and a game of bocce? Try Samar by Stephan Pyles
Because dinner and a movie is so old-fashioned.
DALLAS Samar by Stephan Pyles will be closing for an undisclosed period of time for renovations in July, confirmed press representative Samantha Kurz. And while this interim construction includes several standard modifications like expanding the indoor dining room and redesigning the bar, the restaurant will also be adding a rather uncanny amenity — a bocce ball court.
Bocce ball is an Italian game in which players, either individually or on a team, roll heavy balls in hopes of getting closest to a smaller ball known as the “pelota” for points. The technique is comparable to a more delicate version of bowling. The game can be played on grass as well as a sand court with metal or plastic balls.
Samar is located at 2100 Ross Avenue, and the frosted pillars at the base of the building will be removed to make way for the aforementioned patio and bocce ball court. Kurz said the restaurant is “trying to create an environment that is involved with the pedestrian experience.” However, the bocce ball court will only be available to patrons of Samar.
Samar’s renovation is just one piece of a building-wide expansion at 2100 Ross Avenue. The company that owns the 844,000-square-foot high-rise is improving the public spaces, with a large-scale contemporary sculpture in magenta that weaves around the exterior and through part of the lobby. The building will also have a new fitness center, improved conference center security upgrades, and wi-fi.
Construction of the entire project is currently underway. It's expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2014.Follow @tineywristwatch
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