Dave Grohl is bringing out his Twitter best after volunteering at a Los Angeles homeless shelter by barbecuing for hundreds of people during last week’s California winter storm.
“She donated the food and time and was caught cooking for over 24 hours in the middle of the storm last week.” Grace Ancheta, director of development at Hope the Mission’s Trebek Center in Northridge, California, told HuffPost.
The organization told Today that the Foo Fighters frontman whipped up and served ribs, pork butt and brisket to people in need. The shelter said Grohl showed up around 3 p.m. on February 22 and began preparing the meat in their kitchen.
“The meat didn’t go into the smoker until midnight that night, because it’s like, ‘Oh, it needs to be seasoned and it needs to do this,'” Ancheta told Today. “He’s definitely a craftsman when it comes to that and then he spent the night.”
Grohl and other barbecuers took turns dodging hail and rain to smoke the meat overnight until it was ready around 3 a.m. the next day. He then served the food to the guests at 6pm and happily took pictures with fans.
“He didn’t want glory for it,” Ancheta told Today. “He was like, ‘I just want to do this for you and give back in this way.’
Grohl got some shut-eye in the shelter’s parking lot before feeding about 450 people, according to TMZ.
Foo Fighters fans also praised Grohl on Twitter.
“When the aliens get here and ask ‘who’s in charge?’, I think we take them to Dave…” said the Twitter user.
“Dave Grohl out there doing the Lord’s work,” another user he tweeted.
Grohl told Bon Appétit in 2019 that he fell in love with barbecue during his Nirvana days, but didn’t start smoking meat until he broke his leg falling off stage at a Foo Fighters show around 2015.
“When I got off tour, I had nothing to do but a (portable kitchen grill called a) Big Green Egg that our bass player Nate (Mendel) got me,” he said.
Grohl took a YouTube class on how to make ribs “because that’s what’s in the Chili’s commercials,” he said, and then got down to the art of creating smoked meat that falls apart.
“I was hooked,” she told the magazine.
He got the idea to start a one-man catering company called Backbeat BBQ while cooking for evacuees during the 2019 Malibu wildfires.
He also baked his sweets for an event for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fimd in 2019.
“I didn’t want to open a restaurant,” Grohl told Bon Appétit. “But I wanted to go to a Slayer show or a Harley dealership or a church or the LA Food Bank and cook. It’s really cool to be able to do that — and it’s fun!”
After all that, we know that if you’re still reading this, there’s one last thing you’d like us to say about Grohl’s good deed, so here goes:
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