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EaterWire: Momofuku Ko In '08?, Flay Flayed at 1 Madison?

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EAST VILLAGE—Emails one of our Wall Street correspondents, "What's the latest on Momofuku Ko? Last I heard it was supposed to open immediately after Noodle Bar relocated, but I think we are long overdue for an update. Can we page Dave Chang, please?" Per Alan Richman's epic screed on Chang today, Ko is already open (GQ excerpt: "To taste the consommé at Ko—made with kimchi and pork—is to believe that Asian sensibilities combined with French technique might be the future of fine dining.") Except, er, Eater operatives cased Ko—aka the old Momofuku Noodle Bar space (above)—last night, and noted no noticeable construction work since the place shuttered a few weeks back. Now, perhaps they're starting in the back—but, uhm, this place is so small it really doesn't even have a back. Or perhaps the overhaul is less ambitious than we'd been led to believe—certainly possible. Still, we're putting it out there: the smart money now is on no Ko until 2008, kids. Let's set the over/under at January 10. [EaterWire]

LOWER MADISON—The website for One Madison Park is live, something that the good ship Curbed is going to get into tomorrow. But for now, recall that this is the development that will force chef Bobby Flay's Bolo to close. Curious, that, as among the promises listed on its shiny new website is "a five-star restaurants by one of the best culinary minds in the world." Now, some do say Flay is a genius, and perhaps this is to say that Flay is getting himself new digs for Bolo. But, more like, we have first word that Flay is being booted for one of his more worldly peers. Developing. [EaterWire]

Momofuku Ko

8 Extra Place, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 203-8095 Visit Website

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 777-7773 Visit Website

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