Martinis and blues to unite for a great night

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Above is a promo and interview with Paul Smith and Doug Adsit

by Stephen Dafoe

Great food, great music and martinis are the recipes being cooked up by local chef Doug Adsit and musician Paul Smith. The first of a proposed series of regional cuisine and entertainment nights, Martinis and Blues takes place at Smith Music Feb. 28 and will feature an authentic Louisiana buffet, traditional blues music and martinis.

Green Bean Coffee House and Bistro owner Doug Adsit said the idea came about when he and Smith were having some bourbon one night and started talking about mixing their talents for an event.

“We’re going to do an authentic Lousiana buffet with chicken, shrimp, pork, pastas, jaja salads, [and] pecan pie,” Adsit said.

But a great delta buffet is not the only thing on the menu. Smith is getting back to the roots of music for the event and working on singing the blues.

“Delta blues, being from Lousiana [is something] we wanted to tie in with the buffet,” Smith said. “I always love an excuse to play traditional blues. It’s a classy event [with] classy blues. It’s everything that a musician dreams to play.”

Between Adsit’s cooking and Smith’s playing, the two local businessmen are convinced there will be plenty of variety for everyone. “We’re looking forward to this,” the chef said, adding he believed people will enjoy the authentic Louisiana food, Delta blues, and martinis.

The event takes place Feb. 28 at Smith Music. Tickets, limited to 80, are $70 per person and can be purchased at The Green Bean and Smith Music, both on 100 Street.

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