Will Kampuchea Do Cambodian Barbecue Next?

Photo: Courtesy of Kampuchea

How we love open kitchens. Last week a reader sent us a please-be-true tip: I overheard Ratha Chau (it was pretty dark in there, but its gotta be him) saying that theres going to be a Cambodian BBQ place opening in early fall of this year. They were discussing an upcoming friends/family event too. Im guessing its an addition to the Kampuchea family? Publicity tells us that Chau and his partners are indeed talking about a barbecue concept, but its one of ten options on the table, and a decision on which one of them will best serve Kampucheas insatiable clientele could be anywhere between a week or months away. Keep in mind, Kampuchea and Num Pang partner Ben Daitz also has his hands full with the Vanderbilt given that it opens late summer or early fall, that may have been the friends-and-family event our reader heard mention of. Either way, were happy the empire is growing, if not quite at Baoguette speeds.