CraveDFW has been running for a dozen years bringing you exciting event news, concerts, great restaurants and more. This is exactly what we planned that many years ago as we sat in a taco shop devising the name and what CraveDFW should be all about. We wanted the reviews to reflect a certain positive note, and they have. We only write about restaurants we love, and leaving the rest for the vultures to chew on – not to say we won’t mention a dish that doesn’t quite make the grade. Millions of reads, multiple thousand stories, and plenty of dining later we outlasted most everybody. We even had a blast with our radio show and food tours.Continue reading
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The Shops at Legacy is pleased to announce The Standard Pour as the newest addition to its menu of dining options. The restaurant will be located at 7201 Bishop Road, Ste. E4, in Plano, and is expected to open this summer.
“Our guests will enjoy the quality of the food and drinks at The Standard Pour, as well as the atmosphere,” Kelsey Ishmael, marketing director for The Shops at Legacy, said. “We are honored to be chosen as the first Collin County location for The Standard Pour.” Continue reading
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
by Steven Doyle
If your plans on Sunday include plenty of frothy rum cocktails and feasting on a whole hog, you will no doubt be at Standard Pour. The festivities begin at 6pm, but if like any other Standard Pour event, you will want to come early. The weather is supposed to be luau ideal and yo won’t want to miss this one.
Standard Pour is located at 2900 McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas.
by Steven Doyle
It seems just like yesterday when Standard Pour opened its doors, and we all clamored in for a peek and a drink. The menu was shockingly good, and often you can find diners eagerly ordering fried chicken and a platter of delicious shishitos and edamame. For the ladies, Wednesday night has become synonymous with a free three course dinneer. This week it surrounds rainbow trout and cheesecake. The place will be jammed packed.
More than anything, Standard Pour is a place for some of the best cocktails, with a full staff of talented barmen (and women), plus there are always amazing guest bartenders behind the stick. Continue reading
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. Continue reading