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Looking Back

spottedpig77.jpgTen years ago this summer, David Chang and April Bloomfield debuted Noodle Bar and the Spotted Pig — changing the city's dining scene in "subtly subversive" ways forever. Adam Platt looks back at their impact: "You can thank them for your strange, abiding obsession with brown liquor and craft beers, and the hamburger, and that fragrant vat of kimchee your Park Slope neighbor has kept buried for months in her backyard." [GS]

The Spotted Pig

314 West 11th Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 620-0393 Visit Website

Momofuku Noodle Bar

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