Luck's back on Food Network
Local chef, restaurateur and occasional reality cooking show competitor Brother Luck
just announced a new restaurant he’s working to open. It’s called Lucky Dumplings and if all goes to plan, Luck says it could open as soon as mid-March, 2019.
“If we can open up sooner, that’s obviously awesome, but being realistic, I think it’s fair to plan on the long term,” he says.
Lucky Dumplings will serve dim sum, a traditional dining experience Springs eateries have only approached, best approximated by the dumplings Yellow Mountain Tea House
serves as part of their tea ceremony service.
“You’re going to sit at a table and order a bunch of small bites, almost tapas-style, to enjoy with your friends,” Luck explains.
Mostly, his offerings will draw from what he’s sampled while traveling in Hong Kong and Shanghai, but it’ll be filtered through his experiences, both growing up near San Francisco’s legendary Chinatown and his own culinary heritage. As an example, he says he’ll offer a gumbo-like play on xiaolongbao
“The shrimp and sausage filling with the gumbo gelee that melts as it cooks, it works,” he says.
The location also represents something cyclical for Luck, as it’s opening in the former Triple Nickel Tavern
(26 S. Wahsatch Ave.), where he first operated Brother Luck Street Eats.
“It’s a trip that five years ago, I started a restaurant in this space, and we’re going right back to it,” he says. He notes that he also plans to acquire a liquor license for the spot.