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Behind The Stick: Emily Roxanne Perkins

by Jason Kosmas

Most people might be surprised to know that my first stint in town was actually at The Porch on Henderson. Coming from New York City, I couldn’t have found a better transition to Big D. Most people might also be surprised to know that The Porch’s cocktail program was set up by bartenders from Milk & Honey.

Now, many of the cocktails have changed as some of the bartenders but philosophy has always been consistent at the bar: well made-easy to understand cocktails, craft beers and an approachable yet adventuresome wine list. All this served by friendly engaging bartenders.   Continue reading

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Behind The Stick: Sundown At The Granada’s Josh Hendrix

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

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