Festivals, food, and folk tunes—that’s what is on the horizon for Jared & The Mill. Why's that, exactly? The Arizona rockers have just revealed that they'll be taking to the stages of music venues across the country for an extensive US tour this summer! We've got your exclusive hook-up on the details on their upcoming run, which kicks off on June 6 in Dallas, Texas. The five-piece will be bringing the show, and tracks off their latest EP, Orme Dugas, to cities everywhere, until the tour wraps on September 23 in their hometown, Phoenix. In addition to cities like Madison, Seattle, and San Francisco, they'll also be performing at Firefly and Winnekta Music Fest—score!
Since banding together in 2011, the "Messengers" musicians have become familiar with life on the road. Over the years, they've learned which cities offer the best eats, and in celebration of their upcoming tour, they've decided to share their foodie-wisdom with us.
"Apart from driving in our sweet ride 'Tamata’, and playing music for our lovely fans, eating is our favorite activity when we are on the road," the band stated. "As a self-declared group of foodies, we have a pretty diverse range of tastes. Here is a list of some favorite places of ours that we will sure to be stopping in on our travels."
Check out some of their favorite dishes, as well as their full list of tour dates below!
Nahlin Market - “This is not your typical pad-thai joint, though I love those too. The food of Nahlin Market is made in the Laosian-Thai style and is typically less sweet than the typical Thai fare, but with a home-cooking Texas attitude. Self-service sticky rice to soak up all the leftover sauces and flavor is no joke either” - Chuck
Via 313 - “This Detroit style pizza food truck is my favorite pizza. Period. Make sure to spend the extra cash on the “Cadillac”.” - Josh
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken - “Hattie B’s is a Nashville staple, and for good reason. There are plenty of hot chicken options to be found in the city; Prince’s is great but limited in options, Bolton’s is hotter than hell, and Party Fowl is touristy, but Hattie B’s is the Goldilocks option to me. If you’re not afraid of heat than get one of your pieces “mother-clucking hot” and follow it with a mouthful of coleslaw and bread.” - Chuck
Mary Mac’s Tea House - “This is a great place to sit down for a family meal and have some of the best fried chicken ever. Gives you a real sense of being in the south.” - Josh
King’s Sandwich - “If you’re like us and enjoy classic hamburgers served from small family run stands than you will love this place. Far from the modern and massive gourmet burger usually found at restaurants these days, this burger is wonderfully cooked and absolutely delicious.” - Larry
Dim Sum Go Go - “There is no shortage of great dim-sum to be found in NYC, but the soup dumplings here hold a very, very special place in my heart.” - Chuck
Crisp - “Delectable Korean-fried chicken and cold bibimbap bowls are what makes this place great. What makes it perfect is the atomic sauce.” -Larry
Podhalanka - “We’re suckers for authenticity and this place is some of the best Polish food in the nation (if not THE best). If you can tread patiently through the communication struggle with the staff (two polish babushkas) they will introduce you to some of the best pierogies around. Also get the compote!” - Jared
Tornado Steakhouse - “Great steak sandwich. Kitchen is open late and right next to the Frequency so come join us for a cocktail and a bite after our set!” - Michael
Curry Fried Chicken - “It’s curry. It’s fried. It’s chicken. What could be better?” - Michael
Dick’s Drive In - “This is a VERY bare bones kinda place, but what they do, they do wayyyyyy too well. This is a burger joint so get the burger, and make sure to get extra onions, trust me!” - Jared
Burma Superstar - “This Burmese joint in Inner Richmond is beyond delectable. A blend of many asian styles of food and the crown jewel is the fermented tea leaf salad which is a must!” - Larry
Cotija’s Cocina - “California is typically one of the last stops on tour before we hook back into Arizona, so it’s usually a mexican food destination after being subjected to the lack-there-of we go through all tour. This is a great burrito stand, and I insist you get the Carnitas burrito. YOU-WILL-NOT-REGRET-THIS.” - Jared
Sonoran Dogs - “A late night staple in Tucson, these tasty dogs are covered in bacon, beans, tomatoes, mayo and all sorts of other southwestern ingredients. Don’t sleep on the bacon wrapped grilled peppers if they have them.” - Josh