Freshen Up Your Rotation With 5 New Mixtapes
Picking just one song of the summer seems unfair, so we won't.
August 6, 2017 ● 2 min read
Summer requires a soundtrack.
It's our mission in life to make sure you've got options. Whether it's our chefs sharing their go-to mixes for getting through a busy service or enjoying a day off, (nice and loud), or playlists to play off your current food mood, our channel over on Spotify has it. Discover a new favorite or two, and get a glimpse at the souls of some of the best chefs out there today. (DEEP.)
Here's what's new this week:
Summer Bangers You Can Sing Along To In Your Car Like No One Is Watching, With Chef Keith Garman (Alden & Harlow)
"I wanted to gather a bit of an eclectic mix of fun summer jams, some of my personal faves and a variety of sounds. Enjoy!"
Even My Sweet Tea Is Sweating—Songs For Summer Days and Nights On The Porch
Grind Out Party Prep With Chef Kwame Williams of Vital Dining (Yes, D.R.A.M. will be there)
"In my kitchen, we have several different playlists. We do a lot of jazz midweek, hip hop instrumentals on Friday and Saturday nights when it's busy, and reggae as we wind down for Sunday brunch before our day off on Monday. This list Iwas curated from my grind playlist which we usually play when there's a ton of things to prep and we're getting ready for a big party."
A Dreamy Kind of (Northern) California Summer, with Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel
"This is a small sample of music that leads me to drive a little too fast, get a little excited, mellow the fuck out, or focus. I've stumbled on these tracks in coffee shops, skate, snowboard, and surf movies, across all points in my life, in all kinds of quirky ways. They are in no way all-encompassing of my music "taste," but they've stuck around. When I need a little push, these have done the trick."
Dinner's Done, Time To Dance A Little Weird At The After-Party
Mixtapes are more than just collections—they're windows into how we see the world around us. Wondering how music makes its way from the kitchen into the food? Check out how three groundbreaking chefs designed their menus around great artists.