Tom Spicer and Urbano Cafe to Host Back Porch Blues

Tom Spicer and his artichokes

Tom Spicer is one cool cat, and he’s becoming even cooler (in my book) now that I know he’s throwing a party in his garden on May 24 at 7:30 pm. Urbano Cafe owner Mitch Kaufmann is teaming up with the artichoke guy to bring a New Orleans legend, Spencer Bohren, to the gardens for an entertaining evening filled with song and storytelling. You can bet that the company will be delightful and the food – from whole roasted pig to the homemade gumbo – will certainly be fresh.

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(DALLAS)  – Urbano Café and FM 1410 are joining forces to throw a BYOB food and music bash in Spiceman’s famous urban garden on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Spicer and Urbano owner Mitch Kauffman draw on their New Orleans roots to bring internationally acclaimed New Orleans-based musician, storyteller and songwriter Spencer Bohren to the garden. Food will include a whole roasted pig, homemade gumbo roasted corn and vegetables, summer squash salad, potato mash and more.

Guests can bring a cooler for their beverages, sit on the porch or throw a blanket or lawn chair out in the garden, load up a plate of food and relax to some great blues.

“Tom and I have wanted to do an event that celebrates our unique location, the garden, great food and music,” said Kauffman, whose first restaurant job was at the Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. “We both saw Spencer play all over New Orleans at places like Tipitina’s and Snug Harbor, and we thought he’d bring the right sound to bring it all together.”

“Food and music are meant to be shared, and what better way to do it than with friends, in the middle of the city in an oasis like my garden,” said Spicer, a Louisiana native, slow food activist and renowned musician in his own right. “People have enjoyed my produce at restaurants all over town but don’t realize it comes from right here – I love showing them and seeing their reactions.”

Admission is $55 and includes food, gratuity and tax. Call Urbano Café at 214-823-8550 for reservations. For more information go to www.urbanodallas.com.