The Cellar Lounge at Decca (812 E. Market Street) is the place to be May 21 when the restaurant launches its Beats & Eats series. Beats & Eats nights are pop-up events featuring chef Annie Pettry’s interpretations of international street foods combined with music from that part of the world.
According to a news release, the menu will always follow the theme of foods served on a stick, in a bowl, in a pickle, in a batter, and in between, in order to show similarities in global cuisine.
This year’s kickoff event centers on East Indies food and music. So while getting your dance groove on to hip-hop tracks spun by D.J. Ryan Rugger, you can nosh on lemongrass pork bánh mì, green papaya salad, wood-grilled chicken adobo skewers, pakora (savory fritters from India) and mango lassi (a traditional yogurt drink).
In addition to the Cellar Lounge’s full bar service, expect the Five Dolla Holla special (a shot of bourbon and a can of beer for $5), a featured cocktail for the evening and $2 sake.
Beats & Eats runs from at 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.