New Momofuku(s) Opening Next Week; Meryl Streep to Play Julia Child

Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 is set to open Tuesday, which by David Chang’s accounts should mean Ko will be raised in one night and ready by Wednesday in the original’s former space. [Eater]
Related: Keeping Up With the Momofukus

Food & Wine questions whether Meryl Streep can carry the role of their “Patron Saint” Julia Child, though they have hope from a scene in The Hours in which the actress “deftly separated egg whites from egg yolks by letting the whites run through her fingers.” [Mouthing Off/Food&Wine;]

Hudson Valley is the largest foie gras producer in the country so even though 15,000 breeding ducks were killed in a fire this week, it “shouldn’t seriously affect production,” says Frank Bruni. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

The new Flatiron outpost of Boerum Hill’s Lunetta “has already drawn Aaron Eckhart and his film-producing wife, Celine Rattray.” [NYP]

Per the Robs: “Mark our words: 2007 will go down as the year KFC took on another, much more delicious meaning.” Clearly, even Metromix loves the same Korean-fried-chicken spots we do (plus one)! [Metromix NY]
Related: Birds of a Feather

The projected opening date of Magnolia Bakery’s Upper West Side spot is December/January. [Eater]