The Noodle Post

Thursday, September 30, 2023

Back, and Bigger than Ever


Washington Post, By 

If any good comes from closing your business so a developer can do its thing, it’s the chance for an operator to rethink his brand. Just ask Sak Pollert. He’s the owner of DC Noodles,which closed in July 2012 in anticipation of the nine-story mix of residences and retail stores called Louis at 14th. The restaurateur’s Asian draw reopened just after Thanksgiving this year.

The cartoon mural that used to greet diners as they entered DC Noodles? It’s been painted over. Meanwhile, some whimsical new art reveals Pollert’s inner Martha Stewart. What appear to be a flock of black birds near the entrance are actually clusters of metal candle holders; five little rock climbers ascending a rear wall turn out to be sculptures picked up in Thailand…