Photos from the 2009 Rock 'n' Roll BBQ Throwdown at the Beachland
The first ever Rock 'n' Roll BBQ Throwdown (sponsored by Cleveland Food Rocks) drew more than 400 attendees to the Beachland Ballroom Sunday afternoon.
Dozens of chefs from the area's most popular restaurants participated in the event, serving up tasty barbecue samplers. Foodies and music lovers alike noshed on the cuisine that included clam bakes, pulled chicken tacos, goat cheese ice cream on top of grilled peach, carmel bacon and peanut butter and jelly popcorn.
Funk music legend Bootsy Collins surprised the crowd with a special appearance at the food and music event, mingling and dancing with patrons.
Click through our photos to see who else made an appearance at the inaugural event.