by Steven Doyle
Two years ago craveDFW held a special pre-opening party that should have hosted about 75 people at Standard Pour. That night we packed the house with eager people wanting to see what the next evolution of bars on McKinney Avenue would be all about. That night we saw promise of fantastic cocktails and food at price points that defied the norm at the time. You may recall that craft cocktails were unique and selling for $15+ a glass. It was fun to watch our favorite mixologist take 20 minutes of his life to hand grind a delicious cocktail with a cornucopia of garnish on top. But soon we became weary of that treatment. Standard Pour reinvented the way we tasted craft cocktails with the guidance of Brian McCullough.
At the time McCullough said that it shouldn’t take long to make your favorite libations, and the drinks shouldn’t be weighed down with a grocer’s list of ingredients. Standard Pour would be making interesting, and classic cocktails one at a time in record time and at a price that you could enjoy several. He also hired the best trained staff to make all this come to fruition.
Cycle through several calendars later and Standard Pour is still the champion of cocktails in the Dallas area. To help celebrate the two year anniversary tonight, McCullough and crew will be presenting some special attractions. We just noticed that there is a La Caja China out back smoking a whole pig that was brined over night. And what the crew hs in store or you tonight is nothing short of giddy fun.
The special theme for tonight is Travelling Circus and Medicine Show. Sounds fun, right? Look for a fire breather, juggler, magician, fortune teller, psychic, a human stature, and so much more. In addition there will be some pretty cool tunes by JT Donaldson and his stash of vinyl. Also look for some good food and special cocktails tonight.
The party starts at 8pm and goes on into the night. McCullough invites you to stop by for some of the fun.