At the beginning of the month, D23 held a Member Mixer at House of Blues. Matt and I stopped by for it, fashionably late due to work (and I apologize for the iPhone pics – didn’t bring the real camera!), and were quite hungry upon arrival. While food was not covered by D23, members do receive 15% off their food purchase. Jim MacPhee, Jeffrey Epstein, and George Kalogridis were there, and we were able to speak for a few moments with George. Really nice guy, but on to the food! I haven’t been to House of Blues since last summer when I tried the Bay Shrimp and Avocado Street Tacos.
There were a few items that stood out to Matt, but he made a game-time decision and ordered The Heat Seeker – a burger featuring a Certified Angus beef patty topped with pulled pork, pickled jalapeño peppers, buffalo sauce, Pepper Jack cheese on a brioche bun. This choice surprised me a bit, as while he does like pulled pork, and a pulled pork-topped burger wouldn’t be a stretch, he doesn’t typically go after items with a lot of spicy elements like I do. Oh, and the canned beer was brought in from the patio bar – they serve beer in bottles (no draft) in the restaurant.