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Cocktails For A Cause This Sunday At Standard Pour

trigger1by Tracy Jimenez

Calling all cocktail lovers! On Sunday, December 15th, 45 of DFW’s best bartenders are shaking concoctions for charity in this year’s Cocktails for a Cause. They will take over The Standard Pour in Uptown to raise money for a local charity called Trigger’s Toys, dedicated to donating toys to children in hospitals around the area.

Bryan Townsend, the Founder of Trigger’s Toys, with the help of Whiskey Cake’s Sean Conner and The Standard Pour’s Bryan McCullough, have rallied local bartenders and mixologists to put on the ultimate pop-up bar where teams of five bartenders will come in every hour to craft specialty cocktails for $10 each. 100% of all proceeds will go to Trigger’s Toys and those in need. Participating bartenders include: Kyle Hilla (Bolsa), Ivan Rimach (Mexican Sugar), Alex Fletcher (Victor Tangos), and many more.    Continue reading

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Boulevardier’s Eddie Eakin Wins The 2013 CFF Mix-Off

15_2013_09_TSP_Mix_Off-82by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

As we gear up for this year’s Chefs for Farmers event November 3rd, the excitement rises. Some months back we checked out the sous chef competition, won by Boulevardier’s sous Gmo Tristan. This past weekend we attended the big annual Mix-Off at Standard Pour and sponsored by Maker’s Mark and Patron.  There were just over 100 very thirsty people who acted as judge and jury for the competition.

We were met by some of the city’s best cocktail ladies and gents who led with some very spirited competition and smack being served up to the crowds delight. Samples were offered from each bartender with the final victor being Eddie Eakin from Boulevardier (anyone keeping count – that is two in the win column for this restaurant).    Continue reading

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Chefs For Farmers Mix-Off Sept 15, 2013

standard pourby Steven Doyle

*** Alert *** We hear there are just a few spots left to reserve. This is a free event, so email them now.

Chefs for Farmer’s (CFF) hosts the annual Mix-Off event to kick off the 2013 culinary festival at Standard Pour, sponsored by Beam and Patron using Beam’s Makers Mark and Patron’s Pyrat Rum.

Seven of Dallas’ most talented bartenders take a stand behind the bar at The Standard Pour where each compete to create the signature cocktail for the Chefs For Farmers culinary festival. Continue reading

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La Reve To Open Pozo Mercado In St John’s Wood Space

mercadoby Steven Doyle

From the guys at Sfuzzi and Standard Pour (La Reve Consultants) look for a new hot spot to open on McKinney in Uptown Dallas called Pozo Mercado . If you look in at the old St John’s Wood spot at 2908 Mckinney you will see that they are doing some fast work on the restaurant/ bar. The food will be farm-to-table, but not your normal fare. One of the terms I heard was Fresh Mex, but the terminology may change. Regardless, look for some fashion of Mexican food in the new spot.    Continue reading

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Standard Pour Is Not Just For Incredible Cocktails

DSC04852by Steven Doyle

Standard Pour has fast become one of the best cocktail bars in the city of Dallas. Under the guidance of barman and general manager  Brian McCullough the McKinney Avenue hotspot attracts locals and industry people nightly. They are looking for well-crafted cocktails without the fuss that can be displayed at other bars. The steady hand of the bar staff is quite evident as they concoct every drink imaginable in split seconds, enabling the staff to move through lines of thirsty guests in a matter of minutes.

Pretty much everyone who reports on cocktails in Dallas agrees that Standard Pour is the standard pour, but there is more awaiting past that bright patina of libations. That is where the able bodied Chef  Peja Krstic steps up to the mound offering his version of genius bar fare.  Continue reading

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Celebrate The Repeal Of Prohibition Dec 5

prohibitionby Steven Doyle

October 28, 1919 a bill was introduced and vetoed the same day by president Woodrow Wilson. The Volstead Act would criminalize intoxicating beverages containing over .05% alcohol. Not content with the veto the House and Senate over-rode the veto and the Prohibition Era was born.

The Volstead Act gave birth to speakeasies, bath tub gin and gangland violence in what would be recorded as one of the worst social experiments of our time. On December 5, 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, rendered the Volstead Act unconstitutional, and restored control of alcohol to the states.          Continue reading

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