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David Chang Will Open D.C Restaurant in 2015

David Chang has his eyes on D.C.
David Chang has his eyes on D.C.
Photos: Shutterstock, David Chang/Facebook

Chef David Chang of the Momofuku empire confirms that he will open a restaurant in Washington D.C. Eater DC writes that it will indeed open in the CityCenterDC development as rumored in April. Chang tells the Washingtonian that the restaurant will be "different from everything else" he's opened. The restaurant will be right across from chef Daniel Boulud's DBGB which is opening in September. And at 4,500 square feet, the space will be the largest of his restaurants outside of Toronto.

As for the food, Chang reveals: "There's gonna be stuff that we've never done before, or that we've done, but not done a lot of." Chang adds that he refuses to "make food for foodies" so don't expect wildly experimental plates. Momofuku's signature pork buns will also be on the menu. The chef admits that he is currently "fucking infatuated" with Salvadoran cuisine, as well as spinach-artichoke dip, and chicken fingers, so maybe some version of those will make it on to the menu. Chang, who grew up in Northern Virigina, admits that he "hasn't been this excited in a long, long time." The D.C. restaurant is set to open in Spring or Summer of 2015.

· Chang Confirms Plans for a D.C. Spin on Momofuku [Eater DC]
· David Chang Confirms Momofuku Will Open in DC [Washingtonian]
· All David Chang Coverage on Eater [-E-]