David Chang Going Upscale — Again

Relief is in site for the crowds at Momofuku.
Relief is in site for the crowds at Momofuku.haha Photo: Melissa Hom

In the wake of David Chang’s coronation as James Beard’s Rising Star Chef this week, we’ve redoubled our efforts to find out the location of the long-rumored third Momofuku. And these efforts have paid off. We still don’t have a time frame, but a source close to Chang tells us that in the near future a Momofuku Noodle Bar much like the current one will open up “down the street” on Second Avenue and that the overcrowded original will be remade into a small, sit-down fine-dining restaurant. Given how Ssäm Bar has rocked the food world, this news is pretty exciting. We just hope we live to see it — the Momofuku Man may not appreciate our letting the cat out of the bag.

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