Sound Bites: Gibson, Zola Wine, Hard Rock Cafe

By Kelly DiNardo

Several years ago, Ms. Metrocurean, another food writer friend of ours and I enjoyed an offal meal at Babbo in Manhattan. In the background, Led Zeppelin strummed on. Chef Mario Batali likes to rock. Suddenly I was tuning in to the more unique sounds restaurants were playing and eventually I wrote about it for USA Weekend.

Inspired by the musical menus being dished up, here is Sound Bites, an occasional post featuring tasty mini-playlists from restaurants around DC.

The Gibson

"The Boys Are Back In Town," Sawyer Brown

"Imagine," John Lennon

"Paper Planes," M.I.A.

"Good Day Sunshine," Beatles

Zola Wine & Kitchen

"Under the Bridge," Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Come Together," Beatles

"Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand

"Mr. Brightside," The Killers

"Learn to Fly," Foo Fighters

Hard Rock Cafe

(while waiting for's Jeff Dufour and fellow Walk of Shame band mates to go on stage)

"Common People," William Shatner

"Business Time," Flight of the Conchords

"Everybody Wants To Rule the World," Tears for Fears

Kelly DiNardo is a freelance writer and the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique.