Remember Chris Cheung, recently of Monkey Bar until the Glazier Group sold it? Well, it turns out he’s a neighbor. I ran into him while I was running some pre-flight errands before leaving for Charlotte for Nation’s Restaurant News’ Culinary R&D conference. He says he’s not with the Glazier Group anymore. He is in talks to join another restaurant group, but he wouldn’t start until December, so he’s headed for Shanghai. His wife is from the area, so he’s going to visit her village as well as the giant metropolis, expand his flavor palette and generally enrich himself.
Obviously, I wish him the best of luck.
I’d better pack.