by Steven Doyle
How would you like to visit some of the best cocktail bars in Dallas with a few bar masters? There is a terrific opportune to have at least six cocktails this Thursday on a guided bus trip through Dallas that will drop off at some of the very best including Tate’s, Cedars Social, The Black Swan, The People’s Last Stand, Standard Pour and Central 214 for the bartender’s finest.
There are but a few tickets remaining, so grab yours today. It will be a boozy flight of fun guided by the boys at The People’s Last Stand. Call 214.263.5380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org now for details and to reserve your spot. The bus boards this Thursday at 6:30 and you do not want to be left behind. The cost is $60.
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
If you missed craveRADIO this week you missed a lot of fun. Each Sunday the crew from craveDFW hits the airwaves on 1190am from 4 to 6pm and discusses a week of restaurants and fun events we hot during the week. The cast of characters includes Melissa Robert, Chef Uno Immanivong, Kenny Kuczwaj and myself, along with a few invited guests that includes top area chefs, restaurant owners and bartenders. We also speak to wine makers and brew masters.
This week we invited Chef Sharon Van Meter into the studio to discuss her projects at Trinity Groves that include her huge party venue, 3015, and the French restaurant that will be opening very soon, Beignet Bistro. We got the inside scoop on the menu at the Bistro and also chatted about the ultimate battle of Fork Fight where this week’s winner will be pitted against Van Meter.
We also learned a little bit about Van Meter’s chef background in Paris and working across the globe at some of the finest restaurants. She also shared the fact she was entered in the 1972 Olympics pitted against one Olga Korbut. Continue reading
by Azure Wedan
The People’s Last Stand recently rolled out a new menu featuring only a handful of their former favorites. Dishes such as baked truffle mac and short rib nachos can be credited to People’s new head chef Ben Leath. Hailing from The Cedars Social, by way of Spoon Bar and Kitchen, Leath brings a fresh take on the tiny kitchen at the craft cocktail bar in Mockingbird Station. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have been following Josh Black since he was at Stephan Pyles, and eventually landing the executive chef position at CampO. Recently Black made off and scored the lead kitchen duties at the People’s Last Stand located in Mockingbird Station. At first this seemed like an odd choice for someone trained as well as Black, but upon further inspection it made glaring sense.
The down side for a chef at People’s Last Stand is that there really isn’t a kitchen. The space was built for a cocktail wonderland, and certainly the staff has excelled greatly in that department. A recent visit had me sitting on the edge of my seat as general manager and lead bartender Omar Yeefoon, formerly of Cedars Social, was perfecting a made-from-scratch tonic. He had several vials sitting out and was conferring with his staff to see which they might be serving that evening. They were all good, of course. Continue reading