DALLAS -- Food and music are similar in a lot of ways. Both are created with artistry and passion. Both can bring a sense of nostalgia, a flashback to a distinct moment in time or a feeling you may have forgotten.
So when the Granada Theater paired Chef Graham Dodds' culinary chops alongside Charley Crockett's pot of blues and Cajun jazz for the first annual Beats and Eats, it was a match made in heaven!
"What we wanted to do is match up musicians and chefs that fit and both he and Charley have great laid back personalities but they own their craft,” says Kevin Thornburg, Director of Business Development Granada Theater.
The night began with a club-style, four-course dinner prepared by Chef Graham. Each course was matched with a different handcrafted cocktail as well as a touch of soulfulness to compliment the smooth and easy sounds of Charley Crockett.
"I think he's the coolest dude in town that I could have got paired with for this. So I’m excited, he likes the music and I like the food so we're golden,” says Charley Crockett.
Atmosphere, aromas, and melodies helped create the perfect mixtape for local food lovers all over the DFW.
"I was really excited about it just to collaborate you know, we're right across the street so it was a really fun way for the neighborhood to come together,” says Graham Dodds, Executive Chef and Owner of Wayward Sons.
All in all, it was an evening of good food, good music and good times.