David Chang

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Review: Salt Smoke Distinguishes Itself in the Crowd of New St. Louis Barbecue

    Salt Smoke (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tues.-Sun. (Closed Mon.) Sipping on a stiff bourbon cocktail at Salt Smoke, I glanced out of the window and did a double take. A fire truck had stopped in the middle of Delmar Boulevard and its crew seemed to be s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Dishcrawl's Secret Supper Takes Underground Dining to the Next Level

    Normally, Dishcrawl St. Louis does a neighborhood crawl to different restaurants. The Loop Neighborfood Dishcrawl, for example, hit Three Kings, Blueberry Hill and Mission Taco, among others. Last month, though, there was a stationary, sit-down dinner called Farm to Table that focused on, well, far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Loving Las Vegas and MSG: A Q & A with Qui Tran of Mai Lee

    This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Qui Tran of Mai Lee. Read part one, a profile of Tran, here. Part three, a recipe from Tran, will be available on Friday. Mai Lee (8396 Music Memorial Drive, Brentwood; 314-645-2835) isn't simply a job for chef Qui Tran. It's his legacy. His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Pastaria's Italian Ramen: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Jimmy Hippchen of the Crow's Nest, Part 2

    This is part two of Mabel Suen's Chef's Choice profile of Jimmy Hippchen of The Crow's Nest. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Hippchen, will be posted Thursday. Mabel SuenChef Jimmy Hippchen in the Crow's Nest's kitchen.​Did your family cook when you were a child? My mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    A Peach, a Tomato and a Fine Rosy Mist

    Welcome to Read This Now, a recurring feature in which Gut Check recommends books, longer articles and other material worth an investment of your time.​Lucky Peach is a new quarterly food magazine founded by Momofuku chef David Chang and food writer Peter Meehan and published by McSweeney's. The n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Farmhaus' Eric Scholle: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Farmhaus bartender Eric Scholle. Below is a Q&A with Scholle, followed by a video of him mixing an Eggnog Martini. Alissa NelsonYou wanna make an Eggnog Martini? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Food and Fashion Get Friendly

    First Gwyneth went to Spain with Mario. Then Barney's New York unveiled their chef-filled holiday window display. What's up with the marriage of fashion and food? The Wall Street Journal explores the connection that's leading to Momofuku's David Chang attending Fashion Week parties, designers like R ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Interview with Anthony Bourdain: "I Wonder Sometimes If I'm a Malevolent Force"

    Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain​"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    What Local Restaurants Can Learn from Momofuku's Front-of-House Rules

    Image via​An e-mail containing the front-of-house rules at Ma Peche, the latest venture of It Chef David Chang of New York City's Momofuku empire, has been making the Internet rounds over the past day. You can read the complete list here.Though the hook of the article linked above is basically "OM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    A Food Writer's List of 10 Essential Food Books

    ​As much as I'd like to assemble a Top Ten Food Books of 2009 list, I'm so far behind in my reading that I'd struggle to compose a Top Ten Food Books of 2008 list. Best I can do for this year is two books. First, Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan. It's a cookbook, but you can -- and should ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008

    David Chang Profile in the New Yorker

    I should have posted this last week, but I didn't receive the March 24th issue of the New Yorker in the mail until Saturday, nearly a full week after it hit newsstands. At any rate, if you have the issue or see it on the newsstand or in your dentist's waiting room, check out the profile of New York ... More >>