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Chef Roy Choi Takes Reins At Venice Restaurant

Culinary star Roy Choi added another restaurant to his rapidly growing empire after being named head chef at the swanky Beechwood Kitchen in Venice, according to LA Weekly.

Choi replaced former Top Chef season 5 contestant Jamie Lauren, LA Weekly reported.

Chef Jamie Lauren is out and Choi is in at the sleek New American restaurant in Venice. Owner Dave Reiss has asked Choi to step in and “provide some new direction for the kitchen while making plans to renovate and update the dining space,” according to Alice Shin, Choi’s PR and Twitter maven. Get ready for Choi’s most American menu to date, one that’s “laid-back, beachy and contemporary, while expressing some of the classic idiosyncrasies of Roy’s imagination.”

Photo via WSJ.

David Chang makes kimchi on the Today Show

Rockstar restaurateur David Chang was on the Today Show teaching Matt Lauer how to make his famous perfectly prickly cabbage kimchi.


Is this similar to your own recipe? What’s in your kimchi?

Also, Chang’s highly anticipated cookbook hit shelves yesterday and rave reviews are pouring in. I’m heading to NYC next week and am dying to finally check out Momofuku Noodle Bar. Slurp.