The History of Questlove vs. Momofuku Fried Chicken
It's a seriously contentious subject between the two
Recently, David Chang of the Momofuku empire challenged known fried-chicken lover Questlove (of the Roots, for all you folks living under a rock) to a chicken war.
Questlove talked trash right back, joking about Chang's chicken-fest reservations where "even well established must order chicken days in advance cats are nervous!"
Of course, this isn't the first time Questlove has ragged on the Momofuku's $100 fried chicken dinner (although to be fair, it serves four to eight people).
Back in 2009, Questlove tweeted, "who the hell makes you make a "fried chicken reservation" at a $100 min? its CHICKEN!!!"
Since then, the Roots drummer has gone on to launch a catering company called Quest Loves Foods, bragging about locally sourced buttermilk fried chicken and sweet potato pie doughnuts on a stick.
Last we heard, a fried chicken food truck business is in the works ("Food trucks are the new black. And I'm trying to prove that fried chicken is the new cupcakes," he told Adweek), with the drummer's fried chicken popping up at number 15 on Bon Appétit's "25 Things to Eat, Drink, and Cook in 2012."
As it were, the trash talk is still on. Chang has stated the terms of the chicken war: If Questlove wins, he gets a spread in Lucky Peach and a spot on Momofuku's menu (for a night, we presume). If Chang wins, you'll see Questlove wearing a chicken outfit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Questlove, in response, has promised his "Love's Drumsticks at @momofuku coming soon!" And of course, Chang has responded with "take the draw buddy 'you've lost, you just don't know it.'" Nice Searching for Bobby Fischer reference.