Whether you’re at the beach or lounging poolside, music makes your summer adventures even better! Wondering what to play? We’ve got you covered with playlist picks based on your favorite Peach Valley dishes. Take a look to find your go-to jam.
If you love Shrimp & Grits…
Whether you love Shrimp & Grits at breakfast, or as your lunchtime go-to, it’s easy to enjoy! Its jumbo shrimp, sautéed in a spicy lemon butter sauce with red and green peppers, onions and diced tomatoes, pairs perfectly with creamy homestyle grits that soothe the soul. Perhaps this is why the dish pairs best with music that is equally soothing, warm and familiar! We have the coastal Carolinas to thank for this beloved dish, and for another popular export: beach music. It’s the lively, swinging sound that inspired groups like The Foundations (“Build Me Up Buttercup”) and The Drifters, whose “Under the Boardwalk” serves as an especially apropos celebration of summertime and life by the beach. This tune (and its fellow beach hits) goes well with Shrimp & Grits and easy days by the water!
If you love Char-Grilled Burgers…
Maybe your lunch style is a classic Chard-Grilled Burger, complete with fresh, hand-packed half-pound choice ground sirloin, lettuce, tomato and onion on a Brioche bun. If so, pick a playlist that suits your love of simple, timeless classics. We recommend yacht rock, a genre that infuses classic rock sound with an easygoing smoothness that lends itself to sailing or kicking back by the shore—think Toto, Christopher Cross, The Eagles and more.
If you love Blackened Fish Tacos…
The simplicity of seafood, made fresh with a touch of smokiness by blackening our Fresh Catch of the Day, makes our Blackened Fish Tacos a must-do dish for those who enjoy bright coastal flavors. We serve ours in two soft taco shells, accompanied by Southwest coleslaw, pico de gallo, chipotle mayo and black bean corn salsa for a colorful, flavorful medley you’re sure to enjoy. It’s a dish whose fresh taste instantly transports you to the water, perhaps a favorite fishing spot, where you’d be right at home listening to musicians like Jimmy Buffett and other island-inspired acts. If it’s got lyrics that idealize the sea and the island lifestyle, or music that makes use of classic calypso instruments, you’re right on track.
If you love our Superfood Breakfast…
Featuring organic chia seed and coconut milk pudding, housemade granola, fresh banana, blueberries and strawberries with a raspberry-blueberry compote drizzle, our Superfood Breakfast is packed with nutritious, powerhouse ingredients that help fuel whatever your summer day may bring. If that’s something active like a jog by the beach or laps in the pool, you’ll likely enjoy listening to up-tempo modern hits that keep you moving, or perhaps lively instrumentals that help add a vibrant feel to your everyday routine.
For musical memories
Now that you’ve (hopefully!) found your perfect playlist, it’s time to face the music! To enjoy it, that is. Pick up a portable outdoor speaker that lets you enjoy your favorite tunes by the pool or beach all summer long. Bring along Peach Valley to go, so that you can enjoy your favorite culinary accompaniments wherever you go. Or, if you simply want to sway to the sounds for a fun night out, check out the Daytona Beach Bandshell’s summer concert series, where you can enjoy free weekend concerts by the water!
Music and good food go hand in hand—so enjoy your favorite flavors and some quality tunes, all summer long.