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Published on December 27th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Dave Grohl BBQ’d for a food bank. It worked out well.

Just before Christmas, Dave Grohl was part of the Eat, Drink and Support, a celebrity chef fundraiser for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Dave was a machine, working for 36 hours on brisket, ribs and pulled pork using his Backbeat BBQ pop-up. And when it came time to serve the public, Dave himself sliced everything up himself.

The Hollywood Reporter provided this review:

Grohl’s BBQ lasted just an hour and a half into the event before running out, though he spent another half hour chatting up fans before joining [organizers Bruce] Kalman and Food Network star Goldman’s band, Foie Grock, for a food-themed cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” (L.A.’s self-proclaimed “No. 1 chef-led alternative rock cover band” features Kalman on lead guitar and vocals and Goldman on bass.) Later, he joined Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins in his “70s dirt rock cover band” Chevy Metal. (The band was also joined by Lisa Loeb, Nikki Sixx and even Hawkins’ 11-year-old son, Shane, who joined his dad for a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.”)

Before Chevy Metal’s set, which wrapped close to a half hour after the event’s scheduled end time, guests focused on the food. In addition to Grohl’s barbecue — which he also served two weeks ago at Kalman’s son’s birthday party, where Lofaso was able to try it — highlights included Kalman and Top Chef castmate turned partner Tyler Anderson’s pizza (brussel sprout, guanciale, and potato; margherita; and a classic “Jersey” pie) and pork meatball parm sandwiches from Square Peg Pizza, their new Hartford, Conn. project opening in 2019; Goldman’s warm bread pudding with honey vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce; Lofaso’s rigatoni with braised pork, foraged mushrooms, and ricotta salata; and Nick Shipp’s fire-roasted corn with avocado-cilantro butter.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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