In the past few days, Huang had been negotiating with S.F. bustaurant startup Le Truc to host the bao throwdown ― er, bao-down. As late as this morning, Le Truc's Hugh Schick was still trying to nail down details with Mobi Munch. Meanwhile, Huang had a simple message for Village Voice food blog Fork In the Road: It's on.
"Eddie was invited as part of our visiting chef series," Schick told us. He plans to debut Le Truc at Oakland's Eat Real Festival in late August; formal launch in S.F. should follow soon after. "We will bring in a guest chef every month or two, as the chef's table set-up inside provides for a great deal of interaction between chef and patrons."
Based on his reaction to Chairman Bao, we get the feeling Huang will, indeed, offer a great deal of interaction. For his part, Schick says he's excited about the energy the bao-down will bring to the city's street-food scene. "We hope that Mobi is as excited as we are to participate," Schick said.
We're sure they're thrilled. Just thrilled.
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