Musicians frequently add culinary dashes to their craft by using tuning forks, keeping time with spoons, and replacing lost maracas with amplified saltshakers and peppershakers. Mingle chords and main courses with today’s Groupon to J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of classic American fare for dinner.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of classic American fare for lunch.<p>
J.M. Randalls’s hearty portions of American fare make taste buds sing as the nightspot’s packed schedule of live performances sates ears with an eclectic assortment of musical stylings. After letting eyes wander over the menu, guests can jumpstart appetites with Bourbon St. pierogies sautéed with andouille sausage and a zippy Cajun cream sauce ($8.99). Chefs infuse regional tastes into entrees such as the Bourbon Kist rib eye ($21.99), a 12-ounce cut seared with a splash of Virginia’s version of the liquor mined from deep within the Appalachian Mountains. Diners can trade tastes of savory plates such as Down In The Bayou ($18.99), a union of andouille sausage, shrimp, and crawfish tossed in a Cajun cream sauce and crowned in fried oysters, which provides a more favorable taste of New Orleans than a salad seasoned with Mardi Gras beads.
Patrons can relax amid J.M.’s exposed brick walls, mood lighting, and smoke-free environment as the steady rotation of bands and musicians pumps different sounds through the speakers each night. Since 1995, 15 Grammy Award–winning artists have taken the stage, and frequently booked styles include blues, jazz, classic rock, folk, and avant-garde whistling solos.