Kong, the new Northern Liberties restaurant from Bistro 7’s Michael O’Halloran, is a big opening this summer, and more info on the spot emerged today. O’Halloran’s sophomore effort was inspired by Hong Kong’s dai pai dong food stalls, which he describes as being “very social and the food is delicious. We want to replicate that feeling and those tastes.” In that spirit, food will categories like small plates, dumplings, buns, noodle bowls, with dishes along the lines of crab, asparagus and sausage broken custard or DIY noodle bowls (built with ingredients like suomen, fat egg or skinny egg, pork belly, and ginger miso, to name a few). Unlike Bistro 7, the new place won’t be a BYOB, which isn’t a bad thing, considering the beer list, which will have lots of Asian beers, including Hitachino White, i.e. the owl beer. As for the interior, think Hong Kong and China meets the roughhewn aesthetic currently so much in vogue in restaurant design: raw wood tables, exposed brick, bare light bulbs in bird cages, plus antique Chinese lanterns and red walls. Basically, get excited for the July opening!