Category: Bottle Bites

Bottle Bites 02: The Mystery Bowl

Y'all doubled down on last month's Dehd Dawg, and we're all about giving the people what they want, so...Bottle Bites* is back, babyyy!

*(A note for the uninitiated: Each month, a band on the EB calendar will be invited to curate their own Bite Café special to be served on the night of their show. Keep a lookout for dishes that'll be equal parts daring and delicious, hungry hounds.)

Read on to get the whole scoop on The Mystery Lights' Bottle Bites installment...

Tell us a bit about yourselves!
We all need a drink and a shrink 🙂

Tell us about your Bottle Bites dish…
It all started with the noodle. Not a hot noodle as expected...this noodle is served cool like jazz and while yer at it, hold the gluten. 

If the chicken came before the egg, we're glad it did because the chicken inspired the egg on our dish. Soft-boiled, because the yolk reminds us of summer sun and friendships that hold us together through the hard times.

Let’s not forget the kimchi because we like to put cute microorganisms into our bellies, where they can party on the inside while we humans party on the outside.

A little of this here and a pinch of that there and you got yerself a bingo  bango!

If you could invite five people—living or dead—to your dream dinner party, who would be on the guest list? What would y’all eat?
George Clinton (with Joseph Campbell as his +1), Harmony Korine, John Leguizamo as ‘The Pest’ (with Mason Ramsy as his +1), Snoop Dogg, Bette Davis.

What’s your go-to tour meal?
This tour has definitely been the Beyond / Impossible Burger tour so far.  

Try Bite Café's Mystery Bowl (a Bibimbop Bowl with soba noodles, a soft egg, kimchi aioli, and seasonal vegetables) for yourself on Tuesday, June 25, in celebration of The Mystery Lights' show at The Empty Bottle!

Oh, and we should mention that tickets are flyin' for that one. Get yer paws on some now.

Posted June 17th, 2019

Categories Bottle Bites

Bottle Bites 01: The Dehd Dawg

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We here at ye olde Empty Bottle believe that, YES, we can have it all. That's why we're combining our two favorite things in the whole wide world—music and food. Cue: Bottle Bites.

Each month, a band on the EB calendar will be invited to curate their own Bite Café special to be served on the night of their show. Keep a lookout for dishes that'll be equal parts daring and delicious, hungry hounds.

Read on to learn a little sumpin' sumpin' about hometown darlings Dehd and their Bottle Bites creation...

Tell us a bit about yourselves!
We are Emily Kempf, Eric McGrady and Jason Balla—otherwise known as Dehd. We love snacking on the road, bubbly water and playing at the Empty Bottle.

Tell us about your Bottle Bites dish…
We chose a fancy pants hot dog as our dish for Bite because on tour the gas station dogs always let us down, so we wanted to be able to come home and have a proper dog. Also, since we call Chicago home it just seemed right. AND it rhymes. Dehd Dawg!

If you could invite five people—living or dead—to your dream dinner party, who would be on the guest list? What would y’all eat?
It’d be a pretty wild bunch. Britney Spears, Marcel Duchamp, Kendrick Lamar, the Kardashians and Stanley Kubrick. Eric would cook his specialty feast of potatoes.

What’s your go-to tour meal?
Sad to say it’s Subway. Veggie delight footlong, light mayo and spicy mustard.

Try Bite Café's Dehd Dawg (an andouille pork corndog with honey butter dijon) for yourself on Friday, May 10 in celebration of Dehd's record release show at The Empty Bottle!

Oh, and we should mention that tickets are flyin' fast for that one. Get yer paws on some now.

Behold, the Dehd Dawg.

Posted May 6th, 2019

Categories Bottle Bites