Last night on Twitter, newly minted movie star and LA-based chef Roy Choi teased out the idea that he was looking to open a restaurant in New York City. His tweets throughout the day had a dreamy tone and included photos of vacant storefronts. After dining at chef David Chang's Ssäm Bar Choi wrote: "Don't know how long it will take but I know I'm ready to try and make New York happen. Should be a fun journey. #next."
Don't know how long it will take but I know I'm ready to try and make New York happen. Should be a fun journey. #next— Roy (@RidingShotgunLA) June 24, 2014
It's a sign!
been searching 4 a sign 2 tell me it's time 2 open a place in NYC. I think I found it after 5 years. I'm ready to try pic.twitter.com/AVLI6NKPoY— Roy (@RidingShotgunLA) June 24, 2014
After our colleagues at Eater NY reported on the news, the itinerant chef took to Twitter again to side step the idea. He wrote: "HA!! Me and my big mouth. Fug it. Let's roll. #next"
Choi is currently busy with his new hotel restaurants Pot and The Commissary, both of which are inside The Line Hotel, a project from The Sydell Group. Perhaps this partnership could ease Choi's transition into New York? Regardless, as Eater NY notes, a New York restaurant from Choi would be a massive hit.