R&B & BBQ

Does the “Theme from Shaft” help the ribs go down? “Damn right.” Soul man Isaac Hayes teamed up with barbecue specialist Famous Dave’s and Lifestyle Ventures to open Isaac Hayes Music . Food . Passion in Chicago (312-266-2400) and Memphis (901-529-9222). The clubs serve Dave’s ribs plus a few of Hayes’ own recipes, including his chili and a bourbon-ginger-sauced rib-eye. Musical acts range from reggae to rock, with a healthy helping of R&B from Hayes himself, and marquee acts like Ike Turner.