Monday, June 6, 2005

Dumpling War!

Curbed comments on the war brewing between two dumpling locations in the East Village.

"Dumpling Man Lucas Lin is pissed that the not-yet-open competition [Plump Dumpling] has been flaunting a smiley-faced dumpling logo that is similar to his own. He had his lawyer fire off a cease-and-desist letter, he's threatening to spy on the store, he's putting up incendiary flyers."

We stopped by and tried the dumplings at Dumpling Man a couple of weeks ago -- pretty good, but not stupendous either. We noticed the flyer denouncing local competitor Plump Dumpling while we were there.. Hmm, if he hadn't had that flyer up, we wouldn't even have realized Plump Dumpling existed! Is any publicity good publicity (at least for Plump Dumpling?)?

With all this buzz, I'm sure there will be quite a few curious souls checking out Plump Dumpling once (if) it ever opens!

Whoa! For the full story, go to Curbed.