Last night I was sleepily paging through the “New Yorker” while my wife was watching the televised event I call “I Don’t Care If I Ever See a Freaking Ice Dancer Again,” when I came upon an article by the wonderful food writer Calvin Trillin.
At first I though it was another story about chef du jour David Chang. But, no, it was about Peter Chang — the chef who created such a sensation when he arrived at Tasty China restaurant in 2006. The chef stayed only briefly, but he put this Marietta restaurant on the map. (I revisited it recently.)
This peripatetic chef has moved throughout the Southeast — from Northern Virginia, to Marietta, to Knoxville, and most recently to Charlottesville, Va. — and his devoted fans follow him everywhere, often driving hours to taste his roasted fish again. It’s a great article, though you’ll have to buy the magazine to read it. Atlantan Steve Drucker, who parsed his first meals at Tasty China in an epic chowhound.com post, is mentioned in it.
I hear tell that a story about Chang will appear in the upcoming Oxford American food issue from its guest editor, John T. Edge.
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