Usually when a concept departs from food hall Workshop, it isn’t quite breaking news, but when chef Thai Phi announced that Pink Bellies would cease to exist at 1503 King St., it was cause to alert the fans of his Vietnamese cuisine. As by the nature of Workshop, food stalls are suppose to rotate in and out, and October 14 will be the last day to gorge on garlic noodle bowls and avocado fries from Pink Bellies.
Phi says that he and his team are looking for a new location. He sold his food truck last year, so that isn’t an immediate option.
Workshop owner Michael Shemtov sent the following statement to Eater:
After a 15-month run, Pink Bellies will be departing Workshop this Fall. We always intended for Workshop to operate as a culinary incubator for concepts with leases ranging from three to twelve months. As one of our opening kitchens and a hometown favorite, we were happy to extend Pink Bellies beyond one year and look forward to having them at Workshop through mid-October.
We wish Thai and the Pink Bellies team much success in the future and look forward to announcing new kitchens in the coming months.
Where would you like to see Phi and his team land?