Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Where Will You Be On Sunday?

Have plans for this Sunday evening? If so, you should cancel them. If not, you should join me at Chef Jam 2010: Cleveland Food Rocks. This Sunday, June 13th, 25 of our area's best restaurants (just take a look at the amazing list below) will gather at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to dish up samplings inspired by a famous artist or group. The event will also feature live performances from bands made up solely of local restaurant employees: The Rare Birds from Greenhouse Tavern, Evil Eye from Happy Dog and Melange from Melange. How fun, right?!

Tickets are just $50, which I think is an incredible deal. Admission includes samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, beer, wine, and you can stroll through the Museum’s exhibits. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rock Hall’s education programs, and Cleveland Food Rocks will be awarding a scholarship to an outstanding Culinary Arts student at Cuyahoga Community College.

From the Rock Hall's website, here is a list of the restaurants and their dishes:
Zach Bruell Restaurants: Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; TP’s Smoked Pork Butt with beer-braised collard greens, hoppin’ john, and black pepper cornbread
Bistro on Lincoln Park: Allman Brothers; Grilled “Eat a Peach” peaches with cracked black pepper ice cream and balsamic reduction.
Greenhouse Tavern: Black Keys; Grilled pork ribs with “thick freakiness” BBQ sauce
Blue Canyon: Burning Spear; Curried Goat
AMP 150: Rolling Stones; Beef Tongue with Cabbage Salad
Moxie: Pink Floyd; “Dark Side of the Moon” pies
Dante: LSD (Lemon-Scented Doughnuts)
Bar Cento: Phish; “Bathtub Gin” Gumbo with Mushroom Grilled Cheese and “Goo Balls”
Melange: George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers: Watermelon “Bad to the Bone” Ribs, Effervescent Chicken Wings, Dill Pickle Popcorn
Blue Point Grille: Ramones; Oysters Vindaloo
Caruso’s Coffee: Eric Clapton; Black Coffee “After Midnight”
ABC Tavern: Meatloaf; meatloaf
Flying Fig: Delta Blues; an assortment of Southern-inspired tidbits
fire: Beatles; “Savoy Truffle” (assorted chocolate truffles)
Menu6: Psychedelia; Wild Mushroom Rice Paper Rolls and “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Crop Bistro: Grateful Dead; “Backpack Rollups”
Prosperity Social Club: Hank Williams ; Jambalaya on the Bayou
Happy Dog: Elvis; “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound” dogs
Johnny’s: Frank Zappa; “Yellow Snow”
Momocho: Beck; Wild Boar “Satan Gave Me a Taco” Tacos
Executive Caterers: The Allman Brothers; roasted white asparagus with crawfish, green goddess, and crispy country ham
Lago: Bob Marley; Marley Meatballs
Bar Symon: Van Halen; Ice Cream Sandwiches w/Cabo Wabo Ice Cream, Bacon-Apple Caramel Sauce
SASA: ZZ Top; “ZZ Top” Sirloin
Sushi Rock: U2; “Even Better than the Real Thing” Sushi Surf & Turf
Grovewood Tavern: Iggy Pop; gourmet dogs

I don't know about you, but my mouth is watering already. Hope to see you there!


Nancy said...

We'll be there! Hope to see you.

ClevelandPoet said...

the event sounds amazing if not for the whole laid off thing I'd be there

Bite Buff said...

Looking forward to running into you, Nancy! And ClevelandPoet, I wish you could join us.