Eat Me Speak Me chef Jarrett Stieber has partnered with DJ Karl Injex for a one-time pop-up called Eat Me Rock Me at the Sound Table on September 16. Starting at 7 p.m., Stieber will serve small plates inspired by 1960s cocktail party fare, while Injex plays rock ‘n’ roll songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Sound Table’s Navarro Carr will prepare cocktails to match.
“As we became friends, we always ended up talking about classic rock and food and the things that matter to us, Stieber says. “We thought it would be a good idea to do a collaboration.”
He’s keeping the Eat Me Rock Me menu small with just three vegetarian dishes, three meat dishes, and two desserts. Each item will cost $5.
“It’ll be the tacky stuff that used to be popular at cocktail parties that your parents went to,” he says.
Expect a take on Swedish meatballs using muscadine jelly instead of grape jelly; a beef pot roast bourguignon with root vegetables and crudité with confit onion dip. Celery stuffed with Green Hill cheese, sweet red peppers, and peanuts is reminiscent of ants on a log. An ambrosia salad will be served with fresh fruit and coconut vinaigrette instead of canned mandarin oranges. For dessert, there will be a gin milkshake made with ginger and lavender ice cream, and a fruit-herb-floral lemon gelee shaped like a bunt cake.
Eat Me Rock Me will be first-come, first-serve, until the food runs out. No reservations will be accepted.