Dining Outside the Home: BB King’s Blues Club in Nashville, Tennessee! Follow the rhythm through the double doors of BB King’s for a legendary adventure in soul music. Glance around the room. The art-filled walls create an ambiance endorsing the musical genre that originated in the Deep South. Listen to the toe-tapping chords strumming on the guitar. Is that a blend of country, jazz, blues, and classical? Better hang around a little longer for this kind of talent. Afternoon turns into evening. Libations flow easy. Southern dishes satisfy hunger pangs. And the music plays on. Maybe it’s time to get back to your roots.
Dining Outside the Home: House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada! They’ve got soul. It’s fairly evident by the authentic folk art and funky decor. Perch yourself on a barstool for an up close and personal glimpse of slow pours and crafted cocktails. Good ole southern dishes are tried and true, which is why people keep coming back for more. Voodoo Shrimp, Jambalaya and Gumbo, Baby Back Ribs, and BBQ Bacon Burger are just a sampling of tasty options. Blues music is the best cure for whatever life throws at you. Whether you’re rocking a win or relaxing between casinos, House of Blues gets the good times rolling.
Dining Outside the Home: Firehouse BBQ and Blues in Richmond, Indiana. The “All American City” has hit the mark with slow-roasted barbecue, live blues music, and awesome drinks in a restored 1860s firehouse in the Depot District. Hand-painted murals simple add to the allure and charm of the cozy atmosphere. Not looking for a heavy meal? Choose Firehouse Chili. You know it’s tried and true. Swirl the cheddar cheese and onions into the thick savory soup. Crumble jalapeño cornbread in for a extra spice. Next time you’ll want the pulled pork barbecue or the hickory smoked beef brisket. After all, it’s what they’re famous for.
“People all over the world
have problems. And as long as
people have problems,
the blues can never die.”
~ B. B. King
Dining Outside the Home: Little Room Jazz Club in Key West, Florida! If you prefer to sit on the edge of the party, tuck your legs under a bar stool at a high table in a cozy corner of Little Room Jazz Club. Step back in time to an era of speakeasies and nightclubs. Pay attention as the piano player tickles the ivory keys in the glow of blue neon lights. Every now and then, requests ring out from regular patrons while first-timers absorb the melodic freedom of harmonic jazz enticing a head bob, toe tap, or other bodily motions. For those who like to nibble as they drink, a nice assortment of small bites are available on the menu. Choose an entertaining evening; experience it all.
Memphis is Aglow With Holiday Spirit! Take a romantic stroll down historic Beale Street where twinkling lights of towering Christmas trees become the backdrop for ancient evenings and distant music. The clip-clop prancing of horse-drawn carriages fulfill childhood dreams with fairytale endings. If you’re lucky, you may sneak a peak at whimsical gingerbread displays where marching ducks waddle in tune down gilded staircases lined with curiosity seekers. How do they do that? Outside again, parades abound. Holiday happenings and light shows illuminate the night with plenty of fanfare. Soak up the allure before checking out live entertainment in open-air courtyards filled with soulful blues. Dance a little. Laugh out loud. These are memories that linger on. Well done, Memphis, Tennessee.
Anyone who visits Memphis, Tennessee makes an extra effort to visit Sun Studios, the most famous recording studio in the world. And it’s not just Baby Boomers who relate to this iconic landmark. After all, the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll was home to the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’, a group of guys known as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This is where it all began. Dreams come true, even now, when the tour buses have left for the day and the doors close so dedicated musicians can book the studio for private sessions. Yes, the same setup, even the same vintage microphone and an “x” on the floor where Elvis stood, becomes the inspiration. Go ahead, stand in awe. Close your eyes and imagine the best music you ever heard.