Item: Guess who, in town for a big, fancy dinner event at E & O Trading Co., chowed down on some head meat and tripe at a Fruitvale taco truck?

If you said Frank Bruni, you’re wrong. It was Anthony Bordain, which is way less surprising. Ryan Tate’s Covers had the exclusive after an associate spotted the Travel Chanel hotshot at Mi Grullense.

Bourdain was in town to do a big ol’ shindig of a dinner, promoting his book and raising money for the American Institute of Wine and Food scholarship fund.

The sold-out, $150-to-start event took place Saturday at E & O Trading Co. Luckily for all of us, Jalepano Girl was there, camera in hand, to document the evening and copy down the menu.

Tony Bourdain keeping it real in Fruitvale [Covers]
E&O; Trading Company hosts Anthony Bourdain [Jalapeno Girl]