David Chang Is a Wandering Vagrant

Like Bob Seger in "Turn the Page."
Like Bob Seger in "Turn the Page." Photo: Fernando Leon/Getty Images

“People don’t understand that when you work in a restaurant, you literally live there. Even today, I basically live in hotels. This year, we opened four places in Toronto. In the last year, I spent about three months in Toronto. Over the last 14 months, I spent five months total in Australia. I live in the Star casino there, where we have the restaurant. I’ve gone long stretches where I haven’t left the grounds. You work, you eat, you get a drink, you go to bed.” — Momofuku chef and owner David Chang, on how he went from a 400-square-foot apartment in the East Village to essentially living out of hotel rooms around the world, all in nine years. [WSJ]