Best Way to See if You’re Ready to Join a Food Cult

Peter Chang
2503 N. Harrison St., Arlington, (703) 538-6688
When the news arrived that the formerly elusive, long-revered chef Peter Chang was debuting a restaurant in Arlington (now open) and Rockville (coming soon), D.C. food freaks lost their collective shit. And sure, it’s easy to judge from the sidelines and mock everyone for following a mere chef like he’s the second coming of Michael Jackson. But one taste of Chang’s stunning bubble scallion pancake, aromatic bamboo fish, or his full-throttle, take-no-prisoners use of Sichuan peppers and you, too, might find yourself suddenly understanding how someone could end up joining a cult.