Tonight’s Obama Dinner Is All Shags, Zen, and Jean-Georges

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While you're having your Pok Pok or peanut butter tonight, here's what's going on at ABC Carpet & Home, where President Obama will be eating amid chandeliers and candelabras: ABC's ever-earthy chief executive and creative director, Paulette Cole, is hosting the event; ABC Kitchen's Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Kluger are cooking; admittance to the party on the second floor costs $1000; seats at the meal cost $35,800 a plate; NY Diet'er Ingrid Michaelson, the Roots, and Ben Folds are performing; the rest includes Deepak Chopra, dinner envy, and hopefully a weekend discount sale. [NYT]