by Steven Doyle
Chef Patrick Stark is passionate about everything he encounters. be it life, music, art and food. He takes each of these subjects extremely seriously, and embraces to the core. Stark is the executive chef at the Sundown at Granada located on Greenville Avenue, and there he focuses much on clean food, free of GMO’s, organic as possible, seasonal, grass-fed, and even gluten free. Stark is fanatical when it comes to his sources. He is also the Grand Poobah of the Mohawk Malitia, and organization dedicated to raise awareness to genetically modified food, and has teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank. All proceeds generated from sales of Mohawk Militia patches and stickers will go to purchasing fresh food from local farmers in feeding inner city folks who don’t have access to supermarkets.
We had a chance to visit with chef Patrick Stark this week, and uncovered some new news surrounding he chef, and picked his brain on GMO’s and much more. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are a few Dallas-based television opportunities that are well worth checking out. The first offers a local chef on Cut Throat Kitchen. The second is the locally produced program that bounces around the city scoping out the best restaurants. Lets check these out.
Cutthroat Kitchen features four chefs faced with three cooking challenges. Each challenge gives the chefs a type of dish to create, expecting them to refine the dish to high culinary standards within a limited amount of time. The typical time allotment is only 30 minutes for cooking, after 1 minute of acquiring ingredients from a pantry. After the dishes are prepared, a guest judge evaluates each dish and the chef with the worst dish is eliminated. In the first two challenges after the chefs have acquired their ingredients, the host presents a number of sabotage elements that are put up for auction to the chefs. The player winning the sabotage items can use it on the other chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Sundown at the Granada is the sister restaurant to the iconic Granada Theater, both located on Lower Greenville Avenue. The restaurant has a full menu and a dynamic cocktail program that affords diners a fantastic experience in the funky surroundings. The restaurant is outfitted in reclaimed wood and reflects the attitude of the neighborhood, which has a laid back shine and a bit of a party patina.
Brunch is now served on the weekends, and it is always fun to watch the night life from the epic rooftop bar. Continue reading
by Jason Kosmas
Sundown at the Granada is a true revitalization of the once deteriorating Greenville Avenue. Boasting local and seasonal dishes, many vegetarian options and craft beers, it also can be proud of Josh Hendrix. There is something very innocent about Josh Hendrix yet at the same time you feel like you are talking to the reincarnation of Hunter S. Thompson. He has an unyielding child-like passionate for the craft of making great cocktails that makes you feel good about what you are drinking.
This adds up to pride without arrogance and Josh delivers straight-forward well thought out drinks on his menu at Sundown. He is eager to learn and to pass on what he has discovered to others. I shared some drinks with Josh at the Granada and we talked about how he got into the craft of cocktail making. Hopefully this interview will get me a chance to bartend for the band JJ Grey and Mofro who is playing at the Granada on October 26th (yes Josh, I was serious). Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
The Sundown at the Granada is singing a new tune. Starting October 25, 2012 Sundown will feature live music nightly from 11pm to close with no cover charge. The national and local artists booked at Sundown will be of the same diversity and quality as Granada’s calendar. Serenity Presents is booking Sundown as well as continuing to book Granada. Continue reading