Bobby Flay gives us food & music fest preview

June 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chef Bobby Flay takes us behind the scenes of the Great American Food & Music Festival!

CELEBRITY CHEFS BOBBY FLAY, GUY FIERI AND MORE!

HEAD TO BAY AREA FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOD AND MUSIC FEST


June 13 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

A one-day event, hosted by chef and Food Network personality Bobby Flay, celebrating the rich traditions of classic American fare and music. Legendary purveyors of classic American food, celebrity chefs and extraordinary musicians will come together for the first time ever, at an affordable price. (www.greatamericanfoodandmusicfest.com). Plus: Local Bay Area restaurants will vie for the burger crown.

There will also be a line-up of Food Network stars including: Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Anne Burrell (Secrets of a Restaurant Chef), and Aida Mollenkamp (Ask Aida), as well as Bay Area favorites: Nate Appleman (A16), June Taylor (June Taylor Jams), Bruce Aidells, Chris Cosentino (Incanto), Boulevard's Nancy Oakes, and Chuck Siegel (Charles Chocolates), all on hand to demonstrate their culinary skills. The food-filled festivities will be highlighted by performances by Little Feat, Marshall Crenshaw, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, among many others.

Some of the most acclaimed culinary establishments in the country will be also serve their specialties, including: Katz's Deli (NY), Pink's Hot Dogs (LA), Barney Greengrass (NYC), Graeter's Ice Cream (Cincinnati), Southside Market & Barbecue (Texas), Anchor Bar (Buffalo, NY; inventor of Buffalo wings), Junior's (cheesecake; Brooklyn), Zingerman's Deli (Michigan) and Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks (Philadelphia). Burgermeister, Charles Chocolates, Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, and more. For serious wine lovers there will also be a wine tasting section, featuring West coast wines, curated by experts Josh Wesson, co-owner of the unique Best Cellars, and Gary Vaynerchuck, host of Wine Library TV.

The Bay Area's favorite burger joints will compete in a burger smackdown, presented by SF Weekly. Chefs from Burgermeister, Pearl's, MO's, and the Bistro Burger will duke it out for the title of San Francisco's Best Burger. The cook-off will be judged by host Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and a panel of culinary experts.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
(Event runs from Noon - 10pm)
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, California

Burger challenge starts at 4:45pm (Judging at 5:30pm)


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