Firepan Korean BBQ Opening Delayed

Firepan Korean BBQ’s opening in the former home of Pete’s New Haven Apizza at 962 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring has been delayed, according to a representative for the restaurant.

“Beginning of 2022,” a representative said via Instagram. “It is delayed because of all [the] circumstances we face.”

The representative did not detail what circumstances were causing the delay in opening. The restaurant was originally targeting a Fall 2021 opening.

According to their website, Master Chef Kim describes Firepan’s menu as offering “a varied KBBQ menu, including both unmarinated and marinated meats, seafood, vegetarian selections like kimchi pancakes, and more adventurous options like beef intestines.”

Firepan’s original location opened in 2019 at Eden Center in Falls Church, Va. The DC Post described the restaurant as a great value: “What makes it special is the two all-you-can-eat options it offers for less than $30. For those with really big appetites and on the days you feel like devouring a whole beast, Firepan is the place to go to.”

Bethesda Beat reported last week that the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners approved Firepan’s application for a liquor license.

Firepan is one of several upcoming restaurant openings in Silver Spring’s Central Business District, including J. Hollinger’sUnderground Pizza CompanyKusshi KoDog Haus Biergarten, Miss Toya’s Creole HouseFlip’d by IHOP, and the Commas food hall at Ellsworth Place.

Source file photo by David Lay

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