The Great American Food and Music Fest with Paula Deen, Tom Colicchio and More
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The last date listed for The Great American Food and Music Fest was Saturday June 26, 2010 / 12:00pm - 10:30pm.
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The event was disappointing overall. The celebrities in attendance were advertised as: Tom Colicchio, Paula Deen, The Neely's and Duff from Charm City Cakes- 2 of the 4 (Tom Colicchio and the Neely's) did not show up to the event. When I picked...continued
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This event was not as advertised. There was only one stage and the Neelys did not even show up! It was stated that Paula Deen and Tom Collichio would make two appearances - one during the day and one at night - this didn't happen either. It was a...continued
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Starring Paula Deen, Tom Colicchio, the Neelys, and Duff Goldman
Plus Special Guests: Wine Library’s Gary Vaynerchuk, Eepybird, and a special Q&A with best-selling authors and Roadfood.Com founders Jane & Michael Stern and Stephen Rushmore
Musical performances by Buckwheat Zydeco, American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Boston rock legends The Stompers and more
Some of the most acclaimed eateries in the country will be on-site to serve their specialties, including: Al’s Beef (Chicago, IL), Dandy Don’s Ice Cream (Van Nuys, CA), Goldie’s Churros (Los Angeles, CA), Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis, MN), Jim’s Steaks (Philadelphia, PA), Junior’s Cheesecake (Brooklyn, NY), Maine Diner (Wells, ME, Neely’s BBQ (Memphis, TN), Pizzeria Uno (Chicago, IL), Southside Market BBQ (Elgin, TX), Ted Drewes Custard (St. Louis, MO), Tony Luke’s (Philly, PA), Turtle Alley (Gloucester, MA), All Star Sandwich Bar (Cambridge, MA), Tucson Tamales (Tucson, AZ), and Zoe’s Cupcake Café, a nonprofit bakery benefitting teen mothers (Teaneck, NJ). Also, Dandy Don’s Ice Cream (Van Nuys, CA) will attempt to make history with the world’s largest ice cream sundae bar.
There are also numerous additions to the talent line-up that include a spectacular live performance by EepyBird, famous for their extreme Diet Coke & Mentos geyser experiments; live Q&A with Roadfood founders Jane and Michael Stern and Stephen Rushmore; and a cooking demo by Philly cheese steak connoisseur Tony Luke.
The newly announced purveyors and talent will join a who’s who of culinary talent that will be on hand to showcase their celebrated skills including restaurateur, author and television host Paula Deen; Tom Colicchio, critically acclaimed chef and host of Top Chef; Pat and Gina Neely, co-owners of Neely’s Bar-B-Q and hosts of Down Home with the Neelys; and Ace of Cakes star and master baker Duff Goldman. 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 aficionados alike at the beer and wine tasting area.
Tickets entitle the bearer to all the music/chef shows and demonstrations; food is available at an additional cost. Numerous 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.