For my Jazz Fest food and music pairing, local edition, I chose Bonerama and the Grandstand’s oyster bar, because both are off the beaten path. For Bonerama, it is their music that is off the beaten path. In fact, it really isn’t on any one particular path. Listening to a Bonerama song and you may find yourself being led on a journey through traditional brass brand sounds that morph into funk before crashing into classic rock. The oysters, on the other hand, are both figuratively and literally off the beaten track hiding in the grandstands. Not only are the oysters well away from the well travelled areas of the inner ring and the Heritage Square, to get to them you’ve got to cross the well trodden horse track to get there. But don’t worry, raw oysters and air conditioning will make your trip well worth it.
Bonerama appears Friday April 26 and the oysters reside in the grandstands.