It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to put up anything on this site. But it’s not my fault! My band, Jeremy and The Harlequins, was on tour, and I had every intention of posting, except that unbeknownst to me, it is impossible to edit the site using my cell phone.
The tour is over, many concerts were played, many memorable meals were consumed, and now I can sit down and post some of the highlights from the tour. Here they are:
The first show was in Washington D.C. at the U Street Music hall. Following the concert, we headed across the street to Dukem for some amazing Ethiopian food. I think we ordered nearly everything on the menu, and started combining items to see what tasted best with what, all scooped up in torn pieces of injera bread.
We didn't have to wait long for our next memorable meal. The following day after D.C., we were in Richmond, VA. I researched all of the restaurants around the venue and came across Edo's Squid. The name was intriguing and so pre-show, the boys and headed to this packed restaurant for squid and pasta treats. The squid and white bean salad was a favorite, and everything on the menu was a deal.
We ate and drank too well in Nashville. The following day after our show at The City Winery, where we indulged in many, many bottles of wine, we went to Mas Tacos for lunch. These are seriously some of the BEST TACOS I've ever eaten. That includes several trips to Mexico, and many tacos in LA and elsewhere. I'm going back here every trip to Nashville!
After Tennessee, we headed down to Texas for the SXSW Music Festival. Our schedule was busy, so we didn't have time to wait in multi-hour lines for BBQ, but just enough time to visit the Llama Peruvian Creole food truck. The ceviche was killer. (photo credit Vivi W on Yelp)
In Dallas, we were treated to breakfast at the Allgood Cafe by the friendly, music-loving owner. It was the perfect cure for a night of heavy, heavy drinking
Also, make sure to stop into Dolly Python for some vintage clothing and antiques. I scored a sweet pair of shoes.
Next, we were off to Tulsa, OK. Near to the venue was Prhyme, a prime steakhouse that has half off in the bar on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lucky for us, it was Tuesday.
After polishing off a Steak Frites, we met the boys from Eli Paperboy Reed at Saturn Room, a tiki bar that makes you feel tropical. The drinks pack a punch, so always bring a few friends to carry you home.
From there the tour went through Kansas City, MO, Ames, IA, and St. Louis, MO. In Kansas City I took advantage of the late night happy hour at Westport Cafe and Bar. I do love happy hours. Sadly, no photo to show.
In Chicago we had one of my favorite shows of the tour at The Empty Bottle. And just across the street, I had a massive burger at Lockdown Bar & Grill. Where else can you get a burger and be blasted by heavy metal at the same time?? (Photo credit: David C. on Yelp)
In Cleveland, OH we played The Grog Shop. It was Easter Sunday, and barely anything was open. That's alright though, the show was great and the boys' guitars all seemed to be pointing in the same direction. Good job.
The final two shows were in Pittsburgh and Boston. Thrifting in Pittsburgh was great, and my girlfriend and I found matching Hawaiian shirts at Highway Robbery. In Boston, however, we were so exhausted, that instead to venture out, we relaxed at the club, drank a few cocktails, and enjoyed watching the final set of Eli Paperboy Reed. It was a blast, fellas!