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New Meadowlands Stadium
1 MetLife Stadium Dr. East Rutherford, NJ 07073
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The Great American Food and Music Festival is a celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and wine and beer makers – The festival presents a “Who’s Who” of the most beloved eateries, many immortalized by food programs and travel guides. Several of America’s most celebrated chefs are featured, topped by live music performances from American bands.

This year’s events will feature the Food Network’s Paula Deen, The Neelys, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, and star of Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman.

Some of the most acclaimed eateries in the country will be on-site to serve their specialties, including: Al’s Beef (Chicago, IL), Anchor Bar (Buffalo, NY), Goldie’s Churros (Los Angeles, CA), Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis, MN), Jim’s Steaks (Philadelphia, PA), Junior’s Cheesecake (Brooklyn, NY) Boston Only, Louis’ Lunch (New Haven, CT) NJ Only, Maine Diner (Wells, ME) Boston Only, Neely’s BBQ (Memphis, TN), UNO Chicago Grill & Pizzeria (Chicago, IL), Southside Market & BBQ (Elgin, TX), Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (St. Louis, MO), Tony Luke’s (Philly, PA), Turtle Alley (Gloucester, MA), All Star Sandwich Bar (Cambridge, MA), Tucson Tamales (Tucson, AZ) Boston Only, and Zoe’s Cupcake Café, a nonprofit bakery benefitting teen mothers (Teaneck, NJ) NJ Only.

For serious beer and wine lovers, the festival will include Tasting Areas in the Stadium Club that will boast an offering of the finest American wines and beers. Wine expert and New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk, of_ Wine Library_ TV fame will also be on hand to share his knowledge with novices and connoisseurs alike.

And of course music from the likes of Buckwheat Zydeco, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Texas singer/songwriter Bob Schneider and Season 6 American Idol Finalist Melinda Doolittle.

Tickets entitle the bearer to all the music/chef shows and demonstrations, however, food is available at an additional cost. 20 notable restaurants from around the country are participating, and food items are available for $3-15, with most items in the $5-8 range. Alcohol and soft drinks will be sold throughout the venue.

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