Yunnan BBQ Team Bids Adieu to Clinton Street, New Upper East Side Restaurant In a Works
June 27, 2016 - bbq set
After 4 years in business, Erika Chou has motionless to tighten her grill during 79 Clinton Street. Chou creatively non-stop this space as Yunnan Kitchen, a grill portion food desirous by a Yunnan range in southwestern China. Travis Post, a maestro of Franny’s, was a opening chef. Pete Wells gave a grill one sparkler, and a Robs handed out four Underground Gourmet stars. Post left a grill one year into a run, and Chou tapped Doron Wong, a cook who previously worked with Susur Lee and Ken Oringer, to helm a kitchen.
Last summer, Chou and Wong opened a dumpling-focused spinoff in Brookfield Place called Northern Tiger, and a twin also motionless to switch adult a menu, name, and altogether concept of their Lower East Side restaurant. Robert Sietsema liked his initial revisit to Yunnan BBQ, with special regard for a beef brief rib and a Yunnan noodles. But a revamp didn’t move a crowds that a grill indispensable to keep humming along on Clinton Street. The restaurant’s final day in business will be Jun 30.
Erika Chou tells Eater a she’s operative on a new grill with Wong in a space on Second Avenue in a 80s, nonetheless she has not nonetheless suggested a accurate address. The restaurateur says this will be “Chinese-centric though with a small some-more range” than her other dual projects. If all goes according to plan, this new investiture will open by a finish of a summer. Chou remarks: “We’ve achieved what we set out to do with Yunnan and have laid a smashing substructure for things ahead.”