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Celebrate Elvis's birthday with a Damn Good PB&J at Rochelle

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Were he alive today (and who are we to say he isn't?) rock 'n roll legend Elvis Presley would be 79 years old as of January 8. In celebration, rebellious new LES whiskey den Leave Rochelle Out of It is offering a special sandwich, the DGPBJ or Damn Good Peanut Butter & Jelly.

The King was well-known for his hearty appetite of many things, including food. Among his favorite dishes was reportedly the peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich - a blend of textures, sweet-and-meaty and late-night goodness.

To honor Elvis, Rochelle is offering an updated twist on the classic sandwich with the DGPB&J. Replacing the bacon with pancetta and the mushy texture of banana with a schmear of foie gras, the $16 sandwich is a big hit among the bar's patrons. Chunky peanut butter and a little raspberry jam rounds out this little slice of heaven.

If you miss the rock legend's birthday, you can still order the sandwich any day, and raise a toast to honor Aaron Elvis Presley.

Leave Rochelle Out of It is located at 205 Chrystie Street. For more information visit rochellesnyc.com.

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