Superbowl 2014!

Unless you've been living on another planet (or some far away and distant city), you know that the Superbowl is coming soon, and it's coming close. On Feburary 2nd, Super Bowl Sunday will be upon us. Whether or not you're a fan of the Denver Broncos or the SeattleSeahawks (or even football in general), having Super Bowl XLVII so close to the city is worth paying attention to-- and, for those who love to eat, drink, and generally be merry--worth taking advantage of. As expected, many food and drink purveyors in the city are revving up for the big event with deals and special offerings. And, for all you die-hard fans out there, all the more reason to celebrate!

National Eat Outside Day!

One spot we love for picnics is the High Line. Stop by Chelsea Market on your way west for an almond croissant or a scrambled egg sandwich at Sarabeth’s Bakery. If you’re in the mood for something more lunch-oriented, pick up some killer Bánh mì at Num Pang. You can also find a great assortment of local cheeses at Lucy’s Whey while you’re shopping around.

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Chelsea Market Expands to Include Exciting New Vendors

Chelsea Market is a glorious space for fans of quality artisanal food and sleek design, tourists who want to see something a little more original than the Statue of Liberty, and anybody who needs a break from the more congested neighborhoods of New York—which, come Monday afternoon, is just about everybody. The Market recently underwent a major expansion, so if you haven’t stopped by in a while, make sure to check out the exciting new food tenants and pop-up shops.

Here are some of the fabulous additions you’ll now have the opportunity to experience on your next trip to Chelsea Market:

Num Pang + Mario Batali = Batali Pang

Owners of Num Pang Sandwich Shop, Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly have teamed up with Mario Batali to create a super sandwich that will benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the Cambodian Children's Fund. The sandwich, called the Batali Pang, is comprised of cotcchino sausage, balsamic pickled onions and cacio de Roma cheese, folded into the the traditional Num Pang fixings (chili mayo, pickled carrots, cucumber, and cilantro on toasted semolina flour baguette). The Batali Pang launches today (and lasts for one month) and is available at both Num Pang locations for $9.75 ($6 of every sandwich will go to charity).

Editor's Letter: 'Launch of the Way of Life'

It has been way of life for many who consider themselves part of the upper echelon of the New York City social scene. It has provided your epic birthday party on the rooftop of Hudson Terrace, the New Year's Eve of a lifetime at Marquee, Canal Room and Capitale and has owned and operated the events which make star-studded headlines in tomorrow's Post. This week, relaunched its site to provide you with the most interactive, informative and in the know updates on New York nightlife and events. We have added a daily calendar to our blog section to give you the best parties, festivals and fashion shows going on while providing user access to the hottest news in New York nightlife. Welcome to the new Joonbug and we hope you have fun exploring the new site.

Saul + Num Pang = The Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt
Cusine: Global
Price Range: Inexpensive

Prospect Heights
570 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 623-0570

Saul Bolton (owner of two starred Saul) has teamed up with Ben Daitz of Num Pang to bring small plates to Prospect Heights. I say anything associated with Num Pang (more specifically, with Num Pang’s five spice pork belly sandwich) is worth checking out.

Num Pang Opens in Union Square

The last time I was strolling through Union Square, I said to myself, “This place is great, but you know what? It’s missing something: A Cambodian sandwich shop.” Well now that need has been filled, thanks to Num Pang.

The restaurant, which opens today, is called Num Pang (Cambodian for sandwich, an apt title for a restaurant that primarily offers Cambodian sandwiches). Notable items on the menu include sandwiches like the grilled honey-glazed Duroc pork sandwich, the coconut tiger shrimp, and the peppercorn catfish. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian sandwich. All dishes are served with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, chili Mayo, and bakery-quality bread. The restaurant is modestly priced, with all of the choices clocking in at under twelve dollars, and it features an aesthetically pleasing interior.