Beats & Eats at the Granada Continues with Kirk Thurmond and Jon Alexis of TJ’s Seafood

Beats & Eats is coming!

This Savor Dallas event takes place at The Granada Theater and puts together culinary and musical talent for an unforgettable evening. Get your tickets now.

The first Beats & Eats featured Chef Oliver Sitrin of The Blind Butcher with music by Tomar and the FCs. Hopefully you didn’t miss it. But if you did, there are still two more chances to catch those beats and those eats.

Next up, on Thursday, September 14: Jon Alexis of TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill/Malibu Poke with music by Kirk Thurmond

 

I asked Alexis a few questions for you. Here goes.

FB: So you like music, huh? What types of music do you like to cook to?
JA: I’m a jazz nerd while cooking and eating. Been listening to a lot of Ray Brown, Christian McBride and Red Mitchell lately.
FB: What was it about Beats & Eats that drew you in and made you want to take part?
JA: Music and food excite the same parts of my brain. It’s the fascinating intersection of experiences: intellectual, sensual, physical and emotional. The Granada is one of the happiest places in Dallas and we hope to bring a little new joy in there.
 
FB: Any menu items you can share in advance? What inspired those choices?
JA: Soul music is one of America’s greatest creations. Kirk’s music is a fresh take on that tradition and we tried to do the same with this menu. Fresh takes on classic seafood soul dishes. We were inspired by Stax and Muscle Shoals and the food cultures from the cradles of American soul music.
 
FB: Give folks a little taste of Malibu Poke: what are you most excited about on the upcoming menu?
JA: We’re most excited about Dallas diners being able to order a poké bowl with the same quality seafood they’d get at TJ’s. Currently that option doesn’t exist. 
Heck yes.

Don’t forget: next month’s Beats & Eats features Chef Daniel Pittman of LUCK at Trinity Groves with music by Aaron Stephens on October 19.