Gourmand52 Supporting Independent Restaurants
Start writing a post
Student Life

Gourmand52 Supporting Independent Restaurants

Hey foodies and collectors, we've got the perfect collab for you!

Gourmand52 Supporting Independent Restaurants

Would you like the chance to support some of New York City's most iconic restaurants including Joe's Pizza, Atoboy, Estela, Gramercy Tavern and more?

Gourmand 52

Gourmand 52 is a deck of playing cards featuring original, hand-drawn illustrations of New York City's most iconic restaurant dishes, highlighting the city's uniquely vibrant, historic and innovative food scene. Now that's definitely something to bring out at your future dinner parties.

With support from S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water, and Bentobox, the Gourmand team is launching limited edition decks that are available for purchase now at gourmandcommunity.com. Get yours today! - how cool would it be to own the first edition deck that holds so much of New York's culture?

Fifteen percent of proceeds from the cards sold will directly benefit ROAR (Restaurants Organizing, Advocating & Rebuilding). If you're unfamiliar with ROAR - ROAR was born in March 2020, founded by a group of industry professionals impassioned to fight for unemployed restaurant workers facing financial hardship and to advocate for an industry in crisis. If the card deck wasn't enticing enough, supporting this mission definitely is!

To celebrate the launch, Josh Beckerman, otherwise known as Foodie Magician, will be putting on a ticketed Magic Show at Gertie on November 11th from 6:30-9:00. Purchase tickets here.

Gourmand 52: Crypto Edition

The team is also launching an NFT (Non-fungible Token) collection of the artwork on October 15th at 4PM ET at opensea.io/gourmand52. NFT Owners will receive an exclusive membership to the group, allowing them access to special events and unique perks that span both the metaverse and real world. They will also receive a special edition of the physical deck, as well as opportunities for one of a kind restaurant experiences with world-class chefs and industry leaders. Join the Discord and stay tuned on Twitter for giveaways and announcements.

Who / What is Gourmand?

Founded by UPenn students Maggie Tang and Alaina Chou, Gourmand sets out to raise awareness for some of the most important issues in the food industry and inspire the next generation not only to pursue hospitality, but to take the industry by storm. Working with artist @Amy Yang (and Malia Kealaluhi for the NFT edition) they designed this deck to support independent restaurants.

Gourmand aims to inspire and foster community through engaging events, their podcast,

and mission-driven digital content.

UPENN student or not, definitely follow Gourmand and their mission! Their socials are: @maggietang__ , @alainachou, @amy.y.ang, and @_maliamae

The Sponsors

S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is a premium sparkling mineral water that flows naturally from a thermal spring in San Pellegrino Terme, near Bergamo (Lombardia). S.Pellegrino® has a unique balance of effervescence and rich minerality which cleanse the palate and amplify subtle flavors, making it the perfect complement to fine food and wines. Its clean, refreshing taste has distinguished S.Pellegrino® as a preferred sparkling water by leaders of the global culinary community.

S.Pellegrino is committed to supporting the chef community. To help restaurants get through this difficult period and help rebuild the industry, S.Pellegrino launched #SupportRestaurants, providing tangible support through a variety of initiatives around the world. For more information, visit www.sanpellegrino.com or www.finedininglovers.com.

Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water

Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water is filtered slowly drop by drop through the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany for an unmistakable taste. The name Acqua Panna originates from the respected Villa Panna, a Renaissance-era estate on which the spring water's source was discovered in 1564. Served in the best restaurants the world over, its special mineral balance harmonizes and elevates the food and wine experience. Acqua Panna is truly a water worth savoring. For more information, visit www.acquapanna.com/us.


Over 7,000 restaurants worldwide rely on BentoBox for elevated design, built-in marketing tools, actionable data and a best-in-class customer experience. The platform includes products such as websites, ordering (online ordering, pre-order & catering, gift cards,merchandise, ticket) and events management. BentoBox is trusted and loved by hospitality groups such as José Andrés's ThinkFoodGroup and Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group and independent restaurants including Sunday in Brooklyn, Don Angie, and Lucali.

All participating restaurants include:

1. 886

2. Adda

3. Atoboy

4. Café China

5. Carbone

6. Casa Enrique

7. Cosme

8. Charlie Bird

9. Compagnie

10. COTE

11. Crown Shy

12. Dante NYC

13. Don Angie

14. Estela


16. Frenchette

17. Gramercy Tavern

18. Hūso

19. Her Name is Han

20. Jack's Wife Freda

21. Jeju Noodle Bar

22. Joe's Pizza

23. Joe's Steam Rice Roll

24. Jungsik

25. Katz Deli

26. King

27. Lamalo

28. L'artusi

29. Lilia

30. Loring Place

31. Lucali

32. Mala Project

33. Milu

34. Minetta Tavern

35. Nami Nori

36. Olmsted

37. Oxalis

38. Sunday in Brooklyn

39. Superiority Burger

40. Raku

41. Rezdôra

42. Russ & Daughters

43. TabeTomo

44. Thai Diner

45. The Four Horsemen

46. Ugly Baby

47. Upland

48. Via Carota

49. Wayla

50. Wildair

51. Win Son

52. Xi'an Famous Foods

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments