David Chang Teams Up With Netflix for New Series ‘Ugly Delicious’


Momofuku emperor David Chang is headed to Netflix next month with a new show that will use food as a springboard for exploring the big ideas of authenticity and identity. Dubbed Ugly Delicious, the series will feature Chang eating and drinking with chefs, writers, artists, and entertainers at beloved restaurants around the world, all while discussing the traditions and shared experiences inextricably tied to comfort foods.

Read the full article here

Behold the Salt Bae NYC Restaurant, Opening This Week


Salt Bae, the internet meme who’s managed to turn his viral fame into an actual business, is finally making his New York debut with the opening of Turkish steakhouse Nusr-Et this week.

Butcher Nusret Gökçe’s Midtown restaurant at 60 West 53rd St., near Sixth Avenue, was originally supposed to open on Monday, but now, a representative says it will only be available to the masses later, likely by Thursday. The flames are ready to go; a smaller crew of people have already sampled Gökçe’s selection of grilled meats at the 150-seat restaurant.

Expect lots of meat and lots of flair, including an extra-large reminder that New Yorkers are in fact dining in the establishment of a viral sensation. An illustrated version of Gökçe — particularly of his signature salt seasoning move — has been blown up and put on the wall as decor.

Read the full article here