David Chang On His D.C. Roots; Fried Chicken Craze Goes Asian
David Chang opens up: he likes tofu and vegetables, and almost opened Momofuku in Georgetown, not far from his native Virginia. In fact, he still may do an outpost of Milk Bar there someday.
Patricia Yeo talks about her new gig at Ginger Park in Boston's South End. Having just left New York a month ago, Yeo says Banq became Ginger Park so she could "put [her] own stamp on it." The menu is small plates of green papaya salad, dumplings, and noodles.
New vending machine contracts could mean less junk food in schools. One contract would require drinks sold in elementary and middle schools to have fewer than 10 calories per eight ounces, with no artificial sweeteners, caffeine, or carbonation allowed.
The Southern fried chicken religion is spreading fast around the city, but Asian takes on the dish might be more interesting. Check out the crispy birds at Congee Village, Fatty Crab, and, yes, Momofuku Noodle Bar.
Marea, Corton, and Per Se -- with its $275 chef's tasting menu (service included) -- received top ratings in the new Zagat survey, despite respondents saying they eat out less and seek out less expensive venues. Le Bernardin was named best food.