|The BeanTown Jazz Festival|
Spend the day enjoying a South End jazz fest and top it off at an anything-goes neighborhood eatery
“It’s a way to give back to the community,’’ says festival artistic director Terri Lyne Carrington. And you can’t beat the price, she says. It’s free. “It’s called a jazz festival, but there’s really something for everybody. No matter what your background is, or your status in life, everybody comes together and has fun together. That’s always a great thing for any city to do.’’
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival outdoor concert. Saturday, noon- 6 p.m. Free. Columbus Ave. and Mass. Ave., Boston. www.beantownjazz.org (For more on the festival, see Pages 22-23.)
The new restaurant will feature jazz acts on varying nights of the week, including noted saxophonist Pat Loomis and his quartet tomorrow night. The menu, too, will play with a loose, riffing style. Tim Partridge, formerly of Perdix, will helm the kitchen. “It’s a local, fun neighborhood bar, with great food,’’ Settles says. “We have lots of restaurants in the South End but this is a place that you can go on a regular basis and get different kinds of food. The menu is all over the map, from seafood-based dishes to barbecue.’’ That includes options like buttermilk fried chicken, beer-battered catfish, pan-fried trout, and braised pork belly.
Now all he needs is to win back the old customers. “They’re already here,’’ he says. “People that have been in the South End for a long time, people that are new, they are glad and happy for the change. And I’m happy to be here.’’
Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave., Boston. 617-536-1100. www.darrylscornerbarboston.com
Luke O’Neil can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.