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Food nourishes the body, but music feeds the soul. Diners seeking to add a taste of music to their next dining experience will be glad to know is turning up the volume on seven restaurants that host live music.

“Live music creates a fun and festive atmosphere in a restaurant,” said Cary Chessick, CEO of “This month, we’re excited to bring people to the social centers of our communities, where memories are made and relationships are deepened through the unique combination of great food and great music. From a swanky piano bar and the sounds of the blues, to a café featuring local acoustic entertainment, this month’s restaurants enhance the dining experience.”

The Restaurant playlist this month includes:

  •     Evan’s Roadhouse of Drums, Pa.
  •     The Dog House Bar and Grill of Maplewood, Minn.
  •     Motor Bar and Grill, Harley Davidson Museum of Milwaukee, Wis.
  •     Kama Lounge of Quincy, Mass.
  •     Sugar Beets Restaurant and Bar of Oxnard, Calif.
  •     Union Bistro of Little Rock, Ark.
  •     Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar of Newport, Ky. customers enjoy the combination of delicious food and live musical entertainment.

“We had a great time at Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar. It was entertaining, and the food and service were great! We are going back next weekend,” said customer Karen Marion-Becker.

“The food at Kama Lounge was really good – lots of different menu options and different things to try. The staff was very accommodating and the atmosphere was laid back. It is a great place to spend a night to have a few drinks and sample new food,” said customer Edward Mitton.

Every month “Behind the Menu” focuses on a culinary theme that defines and inspires restaurants across the country, then celebrates the restaurants that bring that theme to life. The monthly “Behind the Menu” theme is selected based on cultural relevance and seasonality, and the restaurants are chosen by how they relate to the theme, based on criteria including the restaurant’s popularity with diners, high standards for service, unique cuisine and memorable ambiance.

Consumers can visit to learn more about the inspiration behind the featured partners’ specialties, and purchase gift certificates from more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide.