This Sunday, as the ultimate counterprogramming to Easter, a number of local bartenders are hatching (hehe) a hip-hop-flavored cigar and cocktail pop-up primed to pull your ham- and deviled egg-stuffed butt to Oak Cliff.
Dallas bar masters Omar Yeefoon (86 & Co.) and Phillip Smith (Parliament) are teaming with visiting talents Kyle Zimmerman from OKC and Andy Maurer from Houston to host “Yeezy Does It,” a pop-up going down at Cigar Art in the OC.
The guys will be turning out premium cocktails featuring Hennessy VSOP, Don Julio Anejo, Ron Zacapa 23-Year, Belvedere Unfiltered, and Cana Brava Rum, and pulsating hip-hop, courtesy of DJs Colin Phillips and Scott Augat, will provide a sexy soundtrack. Plus, the cigar shop will be open for biz and also unleashing its own pop-up, featuring hip-hop vinyl.
Wait — where does Yeezy, aka Kanye West, fit into this thing? Smith tells me that while every cocktail name will bear a Biblical reference, their descriptions will be, “stupid egotistical quotes that Kanye has said.” Sounds like just the juxtaposition Kanye — who finds himself to be Christ-like –could get behind!
If you’re keen on casting off the holiday at this funky fete, know this: Don’t cast off your Easter finery — guests are encouraged to show up in their Sunday best at this event. No cover or entry fee — just show up!
Yeezy Does It
What: A pop-up starring fine cocktails, hip-hop, cigars and vinyl
When: Easter Sunday, March 27 from 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: Cigar Art, 504 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas
Why: Because Yeezus compels you …