Elaina Kay’s Cornbread and Country event returns for a second year, bringing along Graham Dodds (there is cornbread, after all).
“We did the first one last year around this time at Garden Cafe. It was super fun, I think we had 100 people or so, actually way too many,” Dodds says. “It was a ton of fun; it was very barbecue-themed. ... There was a little buffet for everybody, and Elaina played music. We kind of increased it now, we have a few more bands.”
Weather last year kept everything inside, away from the prettiest part of Garden Cafe — the backyard garden.
But the food and event went over well enough to launch it again, this time in the Sons of Hermann Hall.
It will run from 6 p.m. to midnight Jan. 25, with dinner and music starting at 7 p.m. at Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St., in Deep Ellum.
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Music performances include Kay, Frankie Leonie, Jenna Clark, Mike Randall, Chuck Ligon and Bryce Bangs.
Dodds is still working on the menu.
“I’ll do the jalapeño cornbread; there’s kind of a cult following behind the cornbread,” Dodd says. “Last time I did a chili, coleslaw, barbecue beans, so it will be along those lines.
“It’s at Sons of Hermann Hall, so it’s going to be more of a honky-tonk good time with more space,” he says. “I love the idea of this dinner and the show thing, where its people can be entertained in a couple of different ways, not just go to dinner or just go see a show. It’s kind of fun to fit this combination of the two.”