Monday July 20, 2009
The inaugural Rock 'n' Roll BBQ Throwdown will go down from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, in a tent in the Beachland Ballroom parking lot (15711 Waterloo Rd.).
Chefs from 25 of the area's most popular restaurants will be serving up tasty vittles with a barbecue theme. "Everybody's doing their own spin on barbecue," explains Schimoler. So rather than 10 gallons of pulled pork, attendees can nibble their way through Korean ribs, lamb sliders, clam bakes and plenty of gourmet potato salad, slaw and pickles. In addition to serving up food, many chefs will be dishing up hot licks on the stage; a number of restaurants have assembled house bands and will be performing sets.
Adult beverages will be sold inside the Beachland. "You know, we chefs do every fundraiser under the sun for good causes," says Schimoler. "This is the first one that is really designed to just help promote the restaurants." Tickets are available for $25 online (clevelandfoodrocks.com), at many participating restaurants, and the day of at the door ($30, cash or check).