This week the INSIDER interviewed twin brothers, Matthew Allen Poe, and Joseph Thomas Poe (Matt and Joe), for our Authentico Profile. The pair of mixologists attract thirsty patrons looking for more than something to drink at the Blackbird – Cantina Deluxe (533 W. Franklin Ave.), nested behind Southwest University Park.
Visitors flock to the cantina for the Poe brothers inviting personalities, good humor, and borderland charm. At first glance the siblings with their red beards, blue eyes, and retro turn of the century, yet contemporary style might make one assume they’re transplants to our town, but one would be wrong.
The El Paso natives adore their City and act as avatars for the diversity of downtown and the authenticity it has to offer.
They discussed their passions for skate-boarding, music and art with us in addition to their bond. It’s no surprise, just this week the pair won Best Bartenders for the second year in a row in What’s Up Weekly’s Best of the Best awards for 2017!