Shoals' Omar Yeefoon
courtesy of Omar Yeefoon
Shoals' Omar Yeefoon

Shoals Sound & Service

Nights at Shoals are poppin’. DJ TUBAD spins tracks and blows his horn some Sunday nights. On others, smooth soul and swinging jazz creep in with acts like the Honin Trio and the Daniel Henson Trio. Or, Cure For Paranoia’s Stan Francisko will pop by to vibe and vocalize over original beats and loops. Shoals Sound & Service also has a vegan kitchen that’s open till 11 p.m. and a bar that spits out old fashioneds, margaritas and Moscow mules. It’s all thanks to owner Omar Yeefoon, who navigated the murky waters of operating a live music venue during the pandemic to come out on top. Before COVID-19, Yeefoon served seared cheese burgers and corn arepas. He’s since ditched the meat and come back with a plant-based menu. So far, the new direction seems to be working just fine for this Deep Ellum gem.

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