Sorry to NYC Chowhounds,
(esp. Eric Eto, Dennison, and Abbylovi)
I don't think I'll be able to make it up for the gathering, so I can't bring banh mi, broccoli rabe, or hot roast pork.
I don't know of anyone else coming up, either, which I suppose is part of the reason I can't make it (need a partner to fend off any potential barbs pointed my way :-))