If you're looking for a place to dine before a game at the American Airlines Center, Cook Hall is a fine enough place to go. Tucked into the neighboring W Hotel, the restaurant offers a wide array of small portioned and moderately priced plates that make for a great warmup before the big match. Sit at the bar and order a hanger steak or a burger and grab a drink during happy hour. The pork rillettes and house-made pickles are quite good as well. Just don't expect the caliber and execution of Craft, the restaurant that used to occupy this space. When the W decided to mix things up to reinvigorate the restaurant they decided to tone down the price points. Gone are the fancy ingredients that used to make this space a dining destination. Gone is the Craftsmanship, too.
Now that they have their checkbooks all sorted out, the boys are back in town and on Saturday night the Stars face off against the Edmonton Oilers. Or someone. I actually have no idea. When they trade... More »
It's hard to sit at the bar at Cook Hall and not feel at least a little disappointment. On its surface the new restaurant, which slipped into the W Hotel earlier this fall, solved many of the problems of its predecessor. Craft was a beautiful... More »
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