Just across the street from Dallas Uptown’s Stoneleigh Hotel, you’ll find Stoneleigh P restaurant. And, what does the “P” stand for? (Don’t you know the wait staff grows tired of answering that question!) We’ll satisfy your curiosity here and now. “P” stands for “Pharmacy”.
The story goes something like this. In 1973, five guys got together with the idea to convert a World War I era drugstore into a restaurant. These entrepreneurs wanted to maintain the charm of the place by keeping various pharmacy fixtures and using its original name: “Stoneleigh Pharmacy”.
But there was a slight problem. At the time, the law required businesses with a “Pharmacy” title to employ an actual on-site pharmacist. To avoid re-filing lengthy paperwork, crafty attorneys jumped in with a quick fix: white-out. Legal forms were simply altered with correction fluid, covering “harmacy”, keeping the “P”. Restaurant jobs were saved.
How’s that for a story?
Now, on to the cuisine. Stoneleigh P serves up a pretty fantastic burger — which even receives a well-deserved nod from The New York Times. Other selections run the gamut from sandwiches to pastas and salmon. Browse the complete menu on Stoneleigh P’s official Web site.
Sunday brunch, from 11 am – 3 pm, features numerous entrees for under $6 and specials on mimosas and Bloody Marys.
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