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Honey Pig Coming to Germantown

Owner tells The Washington Post it’s certain but wouldn’t say when.

It seems popular -based Korean barbecue chain Honey Pig Gooldaegee Korean Grill is coming to Germantown, The Washington Post “confirmed.”

By confirmation, the writer meant a picture of a Honey Pig banner posted outside a Fox Chapel Shopping Center storefront and a bizarre Q&A with an unnamed Honey Pig manager who spoke through an interpreter.

The Fox Chapel space had some permits on file with Montgomery County, according to The Post, but its final inspection had yet to occur. The business also had not filed a formal application with the county Department of Liquor Control.

Read "Honey Pig to bring its Korean barbecue to Germantown" at WashingtonPost.com.

So what’s the big deal about Honey Pig?

Washingtonian magazine listed it as one of its favorite cheap eats in 2012—their food writer was a fan of the galbi, seasoned short rib.

There were murmurs in January that Honey Pig was coming to Germantown. The buzz came in Twitter chatter from Honey Pig aficionados and some news accounts—including one in which The Huffington Post sifted through rumors that a Honey Pig was coming to DC—which turned out to be “scuttlebutt.” HuffPo did mention, “to the delight of many" Honey Pig fans this tidbit:

"Honey Pig, which has locations in Centreville, Va., will be, to the delight of many, opening up a new spot in Germantown, Md., in about 6 months."

But that was six months ago.

The person The Post interviewed said the restaurant would open “probably August or September” but shut down once the reporter (again, by the reporter's account) said he was a food writer for The Post.

That said, Honey Pig is listed in a company brochure for Fox Chapel Shopping Center, at Frederick and Middlebrook roads.

It’s just not open yet.

Joe Thomas June 12, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Probably haven't killed enough cats yet.
Willard October 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Someone I heard of would have left his wife and her two daughters earlier if the restaurant would have been there a little more than couple of decades ago. I have no regrets since timing was beneficial.
Willard October 16, 2013 at 01:01 PM
It appears to be very appealing and my wife and I probably would have dined there on a regular basis since it would have been very close to us. We greatly missed House of Chu in the shopping center when it closed--it had great food and Charlie and his family were very hospitable.

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