It looks like the cavernous confines of the old Jeollado space on East 4th Street will soon be filled with the fumes of deep-fried poultry: According to plywood signage obscuring its facade, Mono+Mono, a Korean fried chicken joint, will open its doors in the near future.
Eater snagged some photos of the signage, which advertises the new restaurant as an “Analog Music Pub & Eatery.” Which, according to the restaurant’s website, is another way of saying “the best Korean fried chicken seasoned with over 30,000 vinyl jazz music spun by D.J.” Which in turn is another way of saying, “Its [sic] contemporary Korean food delightfully served with beer, wine, soju, and cocktail.”
In addition to the East Village restaurant, Mono+Mono is planning to open a second location on Fifth Avenue and 32nd Street, where Korean fried chicken adherents already, ahem, flock to Bon Chon andKyoChon.
According to a video on the site, the restaurant’s “expected due date” is “September 15, the year of Tiger!!!!”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 30, 2010