I’m not sure why New Yorker’s (including myself) have a stigma with flying out of Newark Airport. Let me start by debunking this myth: Newark is not farther than JFK or LGA. Seriously, take your phone out right now and search the driving time. Now that that’s out of the way, the United Terminal at Newark is, simply put, an outstanding experience. It’s more reminiscent of a world class food hall with top quality restaurants than a dismal terminal where you eat a sad tuna sandwich before getting on a plane.
Written with @OneMoreDish.
4:45 PM: We are the first in line. Huge accomplishment. Feeling proud.
5:00PM: Watch pre-service staff meeting, cheering alongside (and taking snaps) as they amp up for the second night of service.
5:01PM: Chug water.
5:05PM: David Chang runs by and is looking stressed. He’s in the zone but still waves hello.
5:15 PM: Solid line. We discover a picture of the menu on Instagram and start planning our meal – which isn’t hard because we immediately decide we’re ordering almost the whole menu.
5:20PM: People start asking us what we’re waiting for. We’re offended that they don’t know, but proudly recite the facts of the Momofuku empire. Continue reading “First Look: Momofuku Nishi”