Tag: David Chang

  • How David Chang’s New-Look Momofuku Nishi Came Into Its Own

    David Chang and his band of Momofuku merrymakers aren’t much for inertia. Over the past decade and a half, they’ve grown from a single, overly ambitious nook of an East Village noodle shop into a multifarious hospitality group with global reach, more than a dozen restaurants and concepts, and a penchant for taking on unconventional […]

  • David Chang Launches Momofuku Nishi — Here’s an Early Taste

    If you’ve dined at Momofuku Ko any time in the past six years, chances are you’ll recognize Josh Pinsky, the executive chef of David Chang’s newest venture, Nishi (232 Eighth Avenue, 646-518-1919) — Japanese for “west.” Strapping and bushy-bearded, he’s easy to spot in a crowd. And boy, did Nishi bring them in on opening […]

  • Get in Line for an Emotional Roller Coaster Ride at Fuku, All for a Chicken Sandwich

    Last week the city’s food-loving, trend-devouring masses lost their collective minds when Momofuku debuted its fast-casual fried-chicken sandwich concept. In development for months, Fuku (163 First Avenue, no phone) transforms the tiny space that launched chef-mogul David Chang’s empire — first as the original Momofuku Noodle Bar and later as punk-rock tasting counter Momofuku Ko (now […]

  • A Taste of the Return of the Momofuku Ssam

    It’s hard to think of a New York restaurant that has so purposefully put itself through more alterations than Momofuku Ssam Bar (207 Second Avenue, 212-254-3500). Launched as a Korean burrito joint in 2006, David Chang ditched the fast casual concept a year later in favor of a more freeform, dressed-down approach to fine dining. […]


    Spawned two years ago from the creatively devious minds of chef David Chang and writer Peter Meehan, Lucky Peach, the quarterly food magazine (published by McSweeney’s) with a cult following, has proved that long-form food writing is still vibrant. The magazine’s seventh issue focuses on a single theme: travel. Featuring articles such as the history […]

  • Dining and Design, Beyond Bartending, Hog Dinner: What to Do This Week

    Rooftop bar? Check. Sidewalk cafe? Check. Boats of various shapes and sizes? Check. We hope you spent your weekend crossing a variety of outdoor dining and drinking activities off your bucket list, because now it’s time to get an education. We’ve rounded up a list of (air-conditioned!) events that’ll help you get started on your […]

  • Tavern29’s First Anniversary Open Bar; Try Delta Airlines Food for $4

    Wednesday, May 22 David Chang and Friends Momofuku chef and owner David Chang will take the stage at the New York Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson. Tickets are $25. 455 Fifth Avenue; 212-340-0833 Delta Airlines Pop-Up Delta Airlines has been celebrating its newly renovated […]

  • Watch a Sneak Peak of Mind of a Chef with David Chang and Aziz Ansari

    In case David Chang wasn’t busy enough already with a restaurant empire to run and benefits to organize, he’s also hosting Mind of a Chef on PBS. The show, which premiers tonight, explores the inner and ever-workings of Chang’s head, while bringing some of his well-known, food-inclined friends along for the ride. In the latest […]

  • Momofuku Will Hold a Benefit to Support Governor

    Governor Restaurant in Dumbo may have been severely damaged by Sandy but, fortunately, friends of Chef Brad McDonald are working hard to help the spot get back on its feet. On Saturday, November 17, David Chang and members of the Momofuku team will hold a benefit at Chang’s cocktail bar, Booker and Dax, in Governor’s […]

  • Bourdain Wears Guy Fieri Wig, David Chang Makes It on Fortune Magazine

    A round-up on celebrity news . . . Anthony Bourdain got roasted at the New York Food and Wine Festival this week and according to a tweet by Andrew Zimmern, at one point Bourdain was sporting a Guy Fieri-esque wig. David Chang made the list for 40 Under 40 at Fortune. The 35-year-old recently expanded […]