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Pandel Wins First Boka Quickfire, Virant Cooks with Velveeta

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Boka Restaurant Group kicked off its series of live chef challenges last night with a throwdown between Paul Virant (Vie, Perennial Virant) and Chris Pandel (The Bristol, and the upcoming Balena) on the sidewalk patio outside Perennial Virant. As about 100 ticket holders/judges watched on a gorgeous summer night, Kevin Boehm introduced the challenge ingredients (selected by Perennial Virant sous chef Scott Manley) and the chefs made 100 tasting portions on a pair of stainless steel grills recently removed from Landmark. Click on the picture to check out our recap of the whole smoky spectacle.

Pandel Wins First Boka Quickfire, Virant Cooks with Velveeta