Your Rock & Roll Menu

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Challenge: Use as many Bonnie Raitt album titles as possible in a single blog post.

Challenge accepted!

If you’re a Rock & Roll fan, you may be looking forward to the upcoming Fox Theatre performance by Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer…give it up, everyone, for the one and only Bonnie Raitt!!!

Let’s have a closer look at Rock & Roll and then we’ll dig in deep on designing a Rock & Roll menu!

According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll is:

Rock and roll is a form of popular music that emerged in the United States in the late Forties and early Fifties. But rock and roll’s roots can be tracked back centuries to drum beats in Africa and Celtic folk music in Europe. As people from these regions immigrated to America, they brought their music with them, and as they were exposed to each other’s music, they began to incorporate different styles.

The more immediate roots of rock and roll lay in the so-called “race” music, or rhythm & blues, and “hillbilly” music, or county & western of the Forties and Fifties. Other significant influences include blues, jazz, gospel, boogie-woogie, folk and bluegrass.”

I’d appreciate your sweet forgiveness for me takin’ my time to get to the menu-making part of this post…hopefully I’m just in the nick of time of not losing your attention.

I know there are some who have a longing in their hearts for an actual, full-fledged menu that you can directly tie to rock and roll, but my menu writing has only ever been for family and friends, and that’s only every now and then.

However, what I’ve done for you here is to present a few menu items that you can call, with great comfort, rock and roll “inspired”, specifically with inspiration from rock and roll stars who have performed at the Fox Theatre!

  • Elvis Presley – performed at the Fox Theatre in 1956. He had Southern Fried Chicken on his wedding menu.
  • Meat Loaf – performed at the Fox Theatre in 1994. It’s rumored that Meat Loaf doesn’t care for meatloaf, but loves pork chops!
  • Prince – fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Bonnie, Prince performed at the Fox Theatre multiple times, first in 1982, and his final performance was at the Fox Theatre in 2016. Reportedly a huge fan of sweets—in moderation, of course—among Prince’s favorites was chocolate macadamia nut cookies.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – performed at the Fox Theatre in 1976. They originated the insanely popular song “Sweet Home Alabama“. The state fruit of Alabama is blackberries—my favorite food—so, may I recommend Blackberry Cobbler for dessert.

There you go…a rockin’ beginning for an awesome rock and roll menu, that doesn’t even need to be road tested!

Just days before the Fox Theatre became a National Historic Landmark in 1976, Bonnie Raitt performed on the Fox Theatre stage for the first time. She returned the next year and now, 40 years after her Fox debut, she will again grace the stage of the Fox Theatre!

Rock on, Fox fans!

Travis S. Taylor

Travis S. Taylor









Director of Communications
Affairs to Remember Caterers

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