San Francisco Hot Spot Aaxte's Curated Music Helps Draw Consumers

San Francisco Hot Spot Aaxte's Curated Music Helps Draw Consumers

By Justin Dolezal, Foodable Contributor

Aaxte, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant opening in the Swedish American Hall building earlier this year, has been one of San Francisco's most buzzed about restaurants of 2015. It's not hard to see why: the restaurant resides in a beautiful, street-level building directly off of Market, the city's busiest thoroughfare. The space feels both industrial and lived in, despite having just been completely renovated. The cocktail menu is extensive and thoughtful, highlighted by a selection of 50+ gin and tonic based drinks. And the menu, designed by Ryan Pollnow, features a fantastic selection of small plates and larger format dishes, all infused with creative, Basque-inspired flavor combinations that are both approachable and engaging.


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Nashville McDonald's the First to Host Live Music

Nashville McDonald's Billboard  | Twitter, Jim Myers

Nashville McDonald's Billboard | Twitter, Jim Myers

Nashville is known worldwide as a hub for great music and live musical performances are undoubtedly a core element in many of the city's local bars and restaurants. Yet even for a city with such a strong musical ties, it was still a surprise for many locals and visitors alike to  see that a nearby McDonald's is now hosting live music.

Located in the Gulch, this McDonald's franchise began hosting musical performers on Friday and Saturday evenings, much to the delight of their diners. The program was recently discontinued but manager Billy Walker said it was immensely successful at drawing a crowd. In addition to the Gulch location, another nearby McDonald's near Opryland is also hosting live music, of the country variety of course.

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