-Jon Weber on the creation of Cowboy Star
Dining out for me has always been an escape, a few hours when I could forget about the events and demands of the day. When I began thinking about developing a restaurant concept, I knew it had to be an all-encompassing experience that would transport our guests. As I considered different ideas, I kept going back to the feeling I had as a kid watching old black & white westerns on Saturday morning. They would come on after cartoons and even though I may not have understood them completely, the simplicity of being able to ride your horse in any direction or knowing who was a good guy and who was a bad guy by the hat they wore, resonated with me.
It was a simpler time. This was the feeling I wanted to capture. But I wasn’t sure a restaurant just based on the old west would be diverse enough to appeal to a majority of diners. So as I thought about the time period of the ‘30s and ‘40s, I asked myself what was exciting and energizing and refined and I kept coming back to...
While on the set they were rough and rugged and when they were home they were enjoying the sparkle of Hollywood. As you look around you will notice this idea living in the design, whether it is the combination of rough cut Douglass Fir with the smooth polished surfaces of tile or stainless steel or the music that surrounds you as it changes from Tommy Dorsey big band to the vintage western of Bob Wills. We hope you enjoy your time with us and can truly escape.