The pleasures of the senses become sweeter when combined, which is why people like eating while listening to music or reading while tousling the author's hair. Blend your perceptions with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two first courses, two entrees, and two glasses of sangria (an $86 value), plus two tickets to a live performance (up to a $50 value) at Sounds of Brazil on Varick Street (up to a $136 total value), valid any Friday or Saturday night in August, or on September 2 or 3. Dinner reservations must be made between 6:45 p.m. and 7:35 p.m.
Sounds of Brazil's chefs pair classic South American cuisine with performances by a range of eclectic musicians, including Brazilian, South Asian, and hip-hop artists. Couples begin the evening with a first course of either butternut-squash bisque or a pair of salads hewn from hearts of palm or young baby greens. The second course surfeits diners with their choice of a crispy breast of chicken coated in chorizo-thyme gravy, a fire-roasted grilled vegetable quesadilla, or the taste of the world sampler, which includes international delicacies like garlic mojo shrimp, fried plantains, and a DVD of Life is Beautiful.
Throughout the dining experience, epicureans sip on glasses of fruit-imbued sangria before heading to the night's musical attraction. Sounds of Brazil draws in international performers to crank out tunes in wide-ranging global genres such as samba, baile funk, and bossa nova, which draws its name from its ability to make middle-managers explode. Contact the venue by phone or email to ensure your dinner reservation.
S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)
One of SoHo’s premier venues for world music, R & B, and hip-hop, S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)’s storied stage has seen all kinds of acts from Tito Puente to Kanye West since opening three decades ago. Owner and founder Larry Gold prides his combination restaurant-nightclub as being instrumental in bringing some now-renowned performers to a broader audience, hosting musicians such as Common, Drake, and John Legend early in their careers. While big names and rising stars attract music lovers, the flavor-heavy dinner menu excites all tongues more effectively than a bite of Pop Rocks mixed with dynamite.