David Chang Going Upscale — Again

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

In the wake of David Changs coronation as James Beards Rising Star Chef this week, weve redoubled our efforts to find out the location of the long-rumored third Momofuku. And these efforts have paid off. We still dont 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 Ssm 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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