We know the holiday season can get hectic. So, this week we're offering up a way to find a little inner peace, if only for one evening.
Mickey Hart, one-half of the legendary drumming duo for the Grateful Dead, is bringing his special brand of music to the Old Rock House on Tue., Dec.13.
If you want to feel a little bit more connected to this performer, hit up Duff's for dinner before heading to the show. Chef Jimmy Voss has some mad skills that the Grateful Dead themselves once enjoyed during a tour stop in St. Louis.
The spinach Feta strudel makes for a great starter. Golden pastry surrounds delicate spinach, which is punctuated with the salty bite of authentic Feta cheese - all rested atop a roasted red pepper hummus.
What to follow it with? The cooler weather calls for Voss' North African Chickpea Stew. Roasted Moroccan vegetables and chickpeas meld wonderfully in an aromatic stew served with apricot almond couscous.
The combo of this deliciously laid-back dinner and famously good music are sure to provide a great escape. If you find you still have traces of holiday spirit, though, this outing has you covered, as 100 percent of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on MickeyHart.net go to support Music Therapy.
Duff's Restaurant, 392 Euclid Ave., 314.361.0522, dineatduffs.com
The Mickey Hart Band, Tue., Dec. 13, The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street, 314.588.0505, oldrockhouse.com
Amy Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.