Chef David Chang, a rising star who started one of New York's trendiest restaurants, Momofoku, and is promoting a cookbook by the same name, doesn't like San Francisco.
At a panel discussion in New York with fellow loudmouth chef Anthony Bourdain, Chang called "bulls**t" on the city. "There's only a handful of restaurants that are manipulating food ... f***ing every restaurant in San Francisco is serving figs on a plate with nothing on it."
Okay, so there was that restaurant that was charging diners three dollars for just a pear on a plate, but it was a really good pear! And good luck finding produce that fresh in New York City.
And now he's complaining that the reaction was "retardedly stupid," and promises never to open a restaurant here.
"The bureaucracy is just ridiculous, if you're gonna burden all these businesses with minimum wages and health care," Chang told the SF Weekly.
Chang probably shouldn't be surprised by crowds of fig-tossing hecklers when he swings through town on his book tour.