Phish has announced the details for the third edition of their Dinner and a Movie webcast/cooking series, and it’s a great one. The show? 7/25/17, Jam Filled Night at the Baker’s Dozen. The meal? Page McConnell‘s tuna sandwiches (yes, really). Phish will air the performance in its entirety for free via LivePhish and on the band’s Facebook page beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. You can also tune in below:
Phish – 7/25/17 (Jam Filled) – Full Video [Dinner and a Movie Ep. 3]
This follows Episode 1 (8/31/12 and Trey & Sue’s “Between Me and My Mouth” veggie chili) and Episode 2 (7/27/14 and Mike’s favorite Hen of the Wood mushroom toast). The Dinner and a Movie webcasts have become an eventful weekly highlight for Phish fans during the ongoing quarantines. Last week, the band hopped on a video call during setbreak to announce the impending release of their new album, Sigma Oasis.
As many fans will remember, the “Jam-Filled” night of the Baker’s Dozen—night 4 of 13 at Madison Square Garden that summer—saw Phish lean heavily into improvisation on a number of unusual songs, most notably McConnell’s signature crooning vehicle, “Lawn Boy”, which typically tops out at a couple of minutes in length. This version? A cool half-hour. Or, you know, until the two Sundays later, depending on how you scored it.
And then, there are the sandwiches. For no particularly good reason, fans have long loved to joke about Page’s affinity for sandwiches. Luckily, Page cleared that up in this week’s Dinner and a Movie announcement:
A note from Page: Ok. It’s true. I do like sandwiches. That said, I have no idea where the whole “Page loves sandwiches” thing started. Perhaps someone asked me if I like sandwiches. I would have said, “yes.” But, I don’t know a lot of folks who don’t like sandwiches. Sorry to digress from the recipe, but I kind of felt like this had to be addressed up front, the elephant in the room, if you will. So here goes:
Page’s Tuna Fish Sandwich
Tuna Fish – 1 or 2 cans, preferably in water
Mayo – I use avocado based mayonnaise
Celery – 1 or 2 stalks, diced
Pickles to taste
Bread – I have been on a gluten-free diet for about seven years, but if you can eat non-GF bread, I would recommend it
Open and drain the excess liquid from the cans of tuna. Chop the celery and pickles. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with the mayo. Sometimes I toast my bread with thin slices of Vermont Cheddar Cheese.
Put the tuna salad on your bread/toast and get ready to enjoy! I find this meal pairs nicely with a black cherry seltzer and BBQ potato chips.
The band also detailed its charitable cause of the week, Volunteers in Medicine America. As the announcement notes,
We have selected Volunteers in Medicine America as our beneficiary for this webcast. All donations made via The WaterWheel Foundation will be given to that organization. You can donate any time at phish.com/waterwheel. Founded by Page’s father, Dr. Jack McConnell, VIM America has assisted local communities and built a national network of free health care clinics to care for the uninsured and medically underserved, emphasizing the use of retired medical and community volunteers. Currently 90 Volunteers in Medicine clinics and thousands of volunteer doctors across America are providing essential healthcare to their neighbors in need during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information on how your gift will help save lives, visit volunteersinmedicine.org.
You can read more about this week’s Dinner and a Movie cause below:
Fans aren’t the only ones excited for this week’s Phish Dinner and a Movie webcast. In the leadup to the stream, Madison Square Garden has launched a full-fledged Phish appreciation campaign on its various social media accounts.
Catch us at setbreak in section 119 (that’s what we’re calling the kitchen now).