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8282 Brings Elevated Korean Fare to NYC’s Lower East Side

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There is much to be said in favor of being ‘unassuming,’ and when speaking of a new favorite dining spot, all the better. Picture a restaurant whose non-descript exterior hints at a place where they serve a mean poke bowl or avocado toast. Once you’re inside and seated, however, you’re swept away by a menu rich with wildly inventive, farm-to-table creations that would be right at home in a Michelin-starred establishment. This was my inaugural experience at 8282, a recently-opened LES eatery serving distinctive modern Korean fare in a casual, comfortable setting. If a restaurant was ever a hidden gem, this is it.

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Gail Meets Chef Fabio Viviani!

Gail and Fabio Viviani

When you’re as dedicated of a Foodie as me, Celebrity Chefs are the new Rock Stars — and from Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain to Jonathan Waxman and Rocco Dispirito, I have met many of the best. But no previous personal collision with culinary genius has matched the heights of squee-worthiness attained by my recent chance meeting with former Top Chef contestant and all around fabulous uber Hottie, Fabio Viviani! I love him! Fabio happened to be shilling for Bertolli Olive Oil at last week’s Editor Showcase at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, and he was just as charming and charismatic in person as he is on TV. Fabio Viviani!

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Chef Anthony Bourdain to Host Benefit for Bronx Academy of Letters High School

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Attention all Foodies: Renowned Chef, Author and TV Personality Anthony Bourdain will be on hand to host the Tenth Anniversary benefit celebration for The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters; one of New York City’s public schools that provides free education to all of its students. Funds raised at this benefit help to offset the many costs associated with programs that are not covered by the NYC Department of Education, which has been subject to severe budget cuts in recent years.

Bronx Academy of Letters’ exceptional programs include a literary magazine and school newspaper, a Writer’s Forum and Writers in Residence program, college visits for all sophomores and juniors, and study abroad opportunities, as well as a school vegetable garden and clubs and athletic teams. Donor funding also helps to make possible the vital, individualized attention offered by an outstanding teaching and student-support staff. The large majority of Bronx Academy of Letters’ graduates continue on to college.

The Tenth Birthday Event takes place on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 110 West 19th Street in New York City. Host Anthony Bourdain will be joined by associates of Lucky Peach magazine, a quarterly food journal sponsored by Momofuku Restaurants.

Lucky Peach Logo

The evening will feature food by Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food), Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly (Chez Sardine), Aaron Chambers (Boulud Sud), Ludo LeFebvre (Ludobites), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune), Julian Medina (Toloache), Briskettown, Momofuku and Roberta’s. Desserts by Brooks Headley (Del Posto), Erin McKenna (Babycakes) and Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar) will also be featured, with Cocktails courtesy of PDT’s Jim Meehan.

It should be a really fun night for an excellent cause! Please visit This Link to purchase VIP sponsorship packages as well as individual tickets to the event. Please note that the major part of your contribution is tax deductible!

Sandwich Porn

D&D Deli: Turkey BLT on Wheat Toast

OK, so there’s this new blog based in NYC called Scanwiches, which is just page after page of scanned pictures of very delicious-looking gourmet sandwiches. Oh. My. God. I guarantee this site is going to make your mouth water in about five seconds. I’m going to get a sandwich right now.

Thanks to OMG Blog for the tip!

Parisi Bakery: Pastrami, Lettuce, Swiss & Mayo on a Hero