Chef Marc Anthony Bynum with one of his dishes at...

Chef Marc Anthony Bynum with one of his dishes at Teller's Chophouse at 605 Main St. in Islip. (Aug. 4, 2009) Credit: Michael Nagle

Last night, on Food Network's "Chopped Champions," Long Island's Marc Anthony Bynum won his second round of competition, putting him in the grand finale on Tuesday, Sept. 28. (We'll give you a heads up later in the month.)

Bynum triumphed over competitor Pnina Peled with a dessert made from hot dog buns, pumpkin seeds, lime juice and haloumi cheese. This after a catfish-and-liverwurst appetizer and an alligator-and-daikon main course.

Way to go Chef Marc!