by Alex Gonzalez
This past Sunday, some of Dallas’s most well known bartenders and mixologists gathered at DEC on Dragon to showcase the best cocktails in town. Attendees of the Chefs for Farmers Mix Off were each allotted two pig-shaped tokens to be used to vote for the best cocktail and food dish of the evening. Below is a list of winners of the night. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Braindead will be putting on the second in a series of Chef Collaboration Dinners September 21st at 7pm. Tickets are $80 and must be secured by following this link to guarantee your seat. This round the Collaboration Chef will be Cody Sharp, formally of Standard Pour and more recently as Matt McAllister’s right-hand man at Filament which will soon open in Deep Ellum restaurant directly across from Braindead on Main Street. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Some may mistakenly thing that a super bar like The Standard Pour might be lacking in the area of the food menu. That has never been the case, even since its early inception. In the past year with the new menus introduced by chef Cody Sharp dining at this now famous Dallas bar has reached heights unknown to any bar in town, and certainly rivals that of most restaurants. Continue reading
The Standard Pour’s executive chef, Cody Sharp, plans to release his dinner menu on Monday, March 23rd coinciding with the new bar menu created by bar manager, Brian McCullough.
Sharp, who took over The Standard Pour kitchen in the summer of 2014, has created a menu he says is finally his own. As for Sharp’s influences, “I am obsessed with the south and especially the low country region. I had not had the chance to travel to New Orleans until about a year ago. After that, I went four times in one year. And then also visiting Charleston, I fell in love with their old school cooking – extremely humble food with a lot of history. For me to take those influences and try to refine it at The Standard Pour is my small way of preserving history. Those visits completely redirected my train of thought, and I started to read cookbooks from the 1800’s. I didn’t know what I really wanted to do with the new menu until I traveled and started to learn about this type of southern cuisine.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Huzzah for National Cheeseburger Day. For the occasion I went through our Rolodex of recent burger photos and spotted the newest version on the block. Please allow me to introduce you to chef Cody Sharp’s double patty of cheesy goodness. The Standard Pour burger has American cheese, onion, house pickle, aioli,
bacon marmalade on a Village Baking Company challah roll.
Throw in a side of house made extra crispy fries and you have a burger well worth celebrating this national food holiday.
by Steven Doyle
For fans and followers of chef Cody Sharp, as we announced about a month ago he is now hanging his toque at Standard Pour on McKinney in Uptown. Last night the chef performed his first of what hope will be many cocktail dinners at the two year old bar. The style of cookery defined mostly what Sharp is all about, and that is a refined view of Southern cuisine. Sharp rose through the ranks steadily, taking knowledge from some pretty fantastic chefs such as Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate, Scott Romano, Matt McCallister, Katherine Clapner, and most recently at Casa Rubia with Omar Flores. Last night we watched Sharp fly as executive chef along with his new sous Callie Doyle. Continue reading