On Friday the 13th, convene with the Subterranean Supper Club for an evening of food and music in a most unlikely location. A place that might strike fear in your heart, give you pause, contradict what you've been taught is appropriate. Through seven locally-sourced courses, you'll break bread family-style, rediscover the ancient comfort in marrow and offal (sorry, vegetarians - I'll do another event for you soon) during this unforgettable night that'll enforce the connection between the earth that nourishes us and then reclaims us.
First Course: Pork liver pate, country-style mustard with Perennial Artisan Ales Hopfentea Sour Ale, jasmine-scented fruit pickles, French bread.
Beverage - Pumpkin Spice Bourbon Punch
Second Course: smoked chicken bone broth with crispy rice.
Third Course: Yellow grits, crispy rabbit and lamb liver drizzled with barrel-aged salsa verde and honey, burning tallow candle.
Beverage - Apple Rum Shrub
Fourth Course: Ginger pickled green tomatoes with tiny cornmeal hush puppies, bread and butter sweet pumpkin pickles.
Fifth Course: Courtesy of 4 Hands Brewing Company - beef braised in 4 Hands Absence of Light chocolate peanut butter milk stout, with roasted marrow bones on wild mushrooms and chestnuts.
Seventh Course: Autumn fruit lard-crust galette with sorghum black walnut ice cream.
Four fantastic St. Louis-area musical acts will keep you entertained.
Billy Croghan, lead singer of Les Gruff and the Billy Goat. He's leaving the goats at home for a subdued solo set. Check out what he does with his band, though:
The Idea Men - Chris Case, Adam Yount, and Matt Schmidt have been playing music together for a long time, and The Idea Men is their new project. They're bringing their smart, tongue-in-cheek Ozark-fired folk to the party.
Kat Myers of The Danaides, and The Klose Encounters and Casey Bazzel are putting together a new act that'll #TemptFate by debuting on our stage. While we wait to see what Kat and Casey have in store, check Kat with The Danaides and Casey solo.
And finally, Marc Chechik will hopefully be joining us with a solo, acoustic set. Chechik's resume reads like a thesis of the last 35 years of St. Louis music history, from playing guitar with Albert King, to being a part of the early '90s alt country scene with Waterloo, working his way into bands including Bob Reuter's Thee Dirty South, Melody Den, and The High Dives. If he's able to make it, he's promised to bring a surprise. No, I don't even know what it is. But I do know this ...
While I'm doing the bulk of the cooking, some people are way better at parts than I am. Like Nate Larson from Living Room who's making the bread, and Kerry Soraci from I Scream Cakes who barely flinched at the suggestion of using sorghum instead of sugar.