House of Blues, a venue known for intimate shows, appetizing cuisine, and vibrant culture, has recently announced the launch of an all new dining adventure. With the opening of Crossroads, comfort food will be combined with art and music in a unique experience that is sure to appeal to music lovers and foodies alike.
The House of Blues is highly acclaimed for diversity in music, and has long been known as a place where heavy metal reigns supreme one night, only to be followed by Mellow Monday, and then to be further outdone by a rockabilly evening. All genres are welcome at the House of Blues, just as all flavors are welcome on their brand new menu, launched August 15th in San Diego. Following the local debut, Crossroads will continue to open up in all 13 locations nationwide over the course of the next few months.
The menu was created by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez, found on several Food Network programs, such as Heat Seekers, Chopped, and Best Thing I Ever Ate. Not only has Chef Aaron gained incredible popularity through numerous television appearances, but he has a new book coming out October 1st, named Simple Food, Big Flavor. It seems that the title of his upcoming book is especially relevant to the menu at Crossroads, which is filled with simple yet flavorful cuisine.
The new menu combines international dishes with updated, classic staples from the previous menu. Relax HOB lovers, favorites such as Jambalaya and Shrimp and Grits aren’t going anywhere; rather, they are getting improved with fresh takes from Chef Aaron. Soul food takes center stage at Crossroads, with delicious items such as Cornbread with Maple Butter, Pulled Pork Sliders, Basil Pesto and Tomato Flatbread, Street Tacos, Meatball Sliders, Seared Tuna Tostadas, Chile Braised Short Ribs, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Smoked BBQ Bacon Burger, and Bourbon Bread Pudding.
“House of Blues is all about music, love, art and spirituality,” said Chef Sanchez. “In many ways, those are the same ingredients for great food and that’s exactly what I’ve tried to capture in the new menu.”
Playing off the name, the interior of Crossroads is a place where intersections and highways reign. Antique road signs from all over the world can be found hanging on the walls, along with American roadmaps. The traveler’s delight of maps and signs mix well with the House of Blues signature folk-art feel, and make sense when presented with the simple, memorable cuisine.
For reservations and more information, visit Crossroads at House of Blues San Diego.
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