Last week I was invited to a media lunch to sample the new menu at The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. People's has been open for a year and until this luncheon, I had never been. Not for any other reason, than it used to be primarily a bar and, well, my hanging out at bar days are kind of far behind me. The place has a super cool vibe. Lots of couches and club chairs. Very loungey, but it a sophisticated way. There are also many 4-top tables and high-cocktail tables as well, if lounging isn't your thing.
We nibbled on several items, but the standout for me was the Chicken Stuffed Avocado. For $10 you get an entire avocado that's been halved and filled with a mixture of chicken, shallots, garlic, cilantro, lime, Colby and spiced Cheddar cheese. It's served in a shallow bowl that's been prepped with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkled with mustard seeds. It's fresh and light but the mixture is rich and filling. It's a heavenly combination.
People's has made a reputation for themselves for serving innovative craft cocktails. They now seek to find a comfortable balance between the plate and the glass. I give their efforts two-thumbs up and highly recommend this place as a date-night destination, late-night stop or if you are looking for a fun place to gather with a group of friends.
The People's Last Stand is located at 5319 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210 at Mockingbird Station. Open M-F 4pm-2am and Sat/Sun 2pm-2am. 214-370-8755. www.thepeopleslaststand.com