by Steven Doyle
Each week Outpost Dallas has been hosting local celebrity bartenders to run the bar for a few hours on Wednesday’s. The deal is that these celeb types bring in their crowd and donate proceeds to their charity of choice. There have been some entertaining bartenders since they began the program. I was the first to be behind the stick, and it can be un-nerving if you haven’t bartended in some years. This will be the case this Wednesday (tonight) as owners Chris Zielke and Chris Jeffers (the same lads who own Bolsa, Smoke, Chicken Scratch and the rest) get behind the bar after so many years of simply managing their empire. Zielke started at Bennigans and Jeffers started with Uncle Julios.
Yes, Chris and Chris started their careers as bartenders. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Just over a month ago The Outpost began its local celebrity bartender night where they invite personalities from the area to bring their amateur bartending skills to the small Oak Cliff restaurant located on Beckley. The new owners, the same folks who brought us the wildly popular restaurants Bolsa and Smoke, to name a few, have taken an exciting pro-active leap to make Outpost a fun neighborhood destination.
Besides bringing in Smoke’s chef Tim Byres to update the menu, a special attention to fantastic cocktails and local brews as well as some exciting entertainment weekly. Wednesday is when the guest bartenders shuffle in, and with them comes a fun few hours where they become the mixologist. In recent weeks there have been some fun guests pop by to ply their expertise with proceeds from the tip jar going to the bartender’s cause of choice. The gig starts at 6pm. Continue reading