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I Hung Out With Bobby Flay For A Day And It Was Stupendous

Flay for all, folks.

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You folks should already know our Burger Palace King, the ginger prince of the Food Network, the cherub angel sugar plum from above — Robert William Flay.

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You probably still do not know me, but who cares, because here I am chilling with The Flay back in October 2015.

He had no idea who I was back then — just a lowly little fan at a Short Hills Mall book signing.
Instagram: @koalateaparty

He had no idea who I was back then — just a lowly little fan at a Short Hills Mall book signing.

My journey to Bobby was long and harrowing, full of doubt and defeat more often than not.

Here I am back in the days when I could only dream of hanging out with Bobby Boy.
Instagram: @koalateaparty

Here I am back in the days when I could only dream of hanging out with Bobby Boy.

That is, until I heard that Bobby would be visiting the Burger Palace out in Garden City — and this time, the ginger sugar plum would be ready for my arrival.

So I made my way out to Roosevelt Field mall to hang with Bobby Boy and chill with the BobSquad.

Anne Gardner

Here I am in front of the kingdom our ginger prince built.

Anne Gardner

The Burger Palace princess arrived, and he didn't even know it yet.

Anne Gardner

Let's take a moment to spotlight an important member of the BobSquad: The man behind the magic — Ronn Pearson, Ronny to the Rescue, the one who brought Kae and The Flay together at last.

Couldn't have done it without ya, Ronny boy.
Anne Gardner/Kaelin Tully

Couldn't have done it without ya, Ronny boy.

And here's Jim, another pivotal member of the BobSquad.

He gives great hugs and knows all about burgers. Pls go to BBP and give him a hug.
Anne Gardner

He gives great hugs and knows all about burgers. Pls go to BBP and give him a hug.

While I was meeting the BobSquad, the ginger prince himself snuck up surprised me. I should have suspected this, given his talent for sneaking up on contestants on Throwdown!

Ronn Pearson

^^^ What a sneaky filet.

The ginger dream team was together at last.

Ronn Pearson

It was truly a magical moment, 9 months in the making.

Anne Gardner
Anne Gardner

Please note this woman who has no idea who I am or why the hell Bobby is chatting with me.

In her defense, I still don't understand how I ended up chilling with the #BobSquad either, but it was a heckin' heck of a time.
Anne Gardner

In her defense, I still don't understand how I ended up chilling with the #BobSquad either, but it was a heckin' heck of a time.

I even snuck in this cheeky little wink pic, until Bobby noticed.

Nothing slips past The Flay.
Anne Gardner

Nothing slips past The Flay.

Bobby demonstrated that he has a STRONG selfie game.

Just look at that pose, folks.
Instagram: @koalateaparty

Just look at that pose, folks.

Here's Bob and I having a chat from another angle.

Truly glorious.
Anne Gardner

Truly glorious.

And here's the Burger Palace princess having the greatest lunch of all.

JIM RECOMMENDED THE BRUNCH BURGER AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Jim knows his stuff.
Anne Gardner

JIM RECOMMENDED THE BRUNCH BURGER AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Jim knows his stuff.

In conclusion, if you hang out with the ginger prince, your face will look like this all the time:

Ronn Pearson
Ronn Pearson
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#FlayForAll

Kaelin Tully

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