Mike Chen now calls Dallas home and is working on some exciting things here according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 23rd. In it they say:
“His videos — many that eclipse 1 million views each — will highlight Dallas-area business more than ever, now that Chen has relocated from Seattle to the Dallas suburb of Allen.
Chen moved to Texas in part because he found an apartment that was half the price of his place in Washington state. But also, he’s working on opening a Korean steakhouse named Carne in Houston. Eventually, Chen hopes Carne will expand to several locations in Texas, including in Dallas.”
One of the first Texas joints to get a visit (and a huge boost in sales after) is a Filipino barbeque joint called The Old Rooster Creek according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 29th. In it they say:
“Old Rooster Creek Filipino/Asian American BBQ (ORC BBQ) in Princeton, Texas, has enjoyed a steady following since its 2017 debut. But after YouTube celebrity and now-Dallas-area-resident Mikey Chen featured the barbecue spot in a recent video, swarms of new customers queued up hours before opening time on Saturday. They were eager to try the lechón (whole roasted pig stuffed with herbs) and Filipino street foods that Chen touted in his April 20 video.
Within two hours, the mom-and-pop business sold out of pork — including 1,200 skewers — and nearly all of the other Filipino dishes on the menu.”
With the move final, we can all expect more Dallas-based content on his well-known channel.