Ring in the New Year With David Chang!

We just got a look at the Ssm Bar New Years Eve party, and while we wont be attending (that $300 is earmarked for a new car), we have to say that it looks pretty impressive. For your three bills, you get open bar (beer, sake and wine only), plus Champagne (but for how long?), and, in the food department, such Ssm standbys as artisanal-ham plates, aged steak, and a slow-cooked pork butt, d.b.a. Bo Ssm usually $180 when you order it on the menu. We still can't figure out the economics of Ssm Bar, but given Chang's resistance to moneymaking (through expansion, cookbooks, etc.), we doubt he's looking to make much money. And if the unlimited beer, wine, and sake really are unlimited, the Soupman could well end up on the red side of the ledger.

David Chang's New Year's Party