The Food Goes with the Music at the Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Pair ”smokey” barbecue with a Smokey Robinson performance or pretzels and brats with <em>The Sound of Music </em>sing-a-long

In between belting out a few of your favorite things and wondering how you solve a problem like that incorrigible Maria, you could be munching on pretzels and brats. At least if you’re doing all this singing at the Hollywood Bowl, that is. The venue’s annual summer concert series will include Patina Restaurant Group’s special themed menu items for some of performances this year.

The fun starts Saturday, June 26, with The Sound of Music sing-a-long, which can be paired with “Hills are Alive” and “Doe Re Me” bratwursts along with regular or stuffed Bavarian pretzels. Smokey Robinson’s performance will be complemented by such “smokey” offerings as baby-back ribs with jalapeno cornbread from Joe’s BBQ and smoker pop-up tent while Harry Connick Jr. concert-goers can enjoy New Orleans specialties, like hushpuppies and gumbo.

Drinks and desserts will also be themed—a “What’s in a Name” rose water soju cocktail will be available for Romeo & Juliet, and Bugs Bunny at the Symphony means carrot cake, natch.

Here’s a listing of the planned menus:

Smokey Robinson-July 2
Joe’s BBQ and smoker pop-up tent with ‘Smokey’ specials:
Baby Back Ribs with jalapeno cornbread, $16
Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwiches with coleslaw, $14
Pulled Pork Hoagies with baked beans and BBQ sauce, $14
Smoked Giant Turkey Legs, $9
Smoke-Roasted Corn on the Cob with “County Fair” style fixin’s (mayo, parmesan, hot sauce, chili powders, lime) $5

Romeo & Juliet-July 9
“What’s in a Name?” Rose Water Soju cocktail at The Wine Bar  $12

Harry Connick Jr.-July 10, 2015
New Orleans fare at Staccato:
Jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, and Tasso ham, $22
Gumbo, $14
Hushpuppies with powdered sugar, $6

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 25th Anniversary-August 14 & 15
Bugs Bunny carrot cake at Box Seats and markets, $10 per slice

ET: The Extra Terrestrial-September 4-6
Chocolate “Moon Pie” with caramel dipping sauce at Staccato, $9

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