Despite several delays, Firepan Korean BBQ appears to be closing in on its opening in downtown Silver Spring.
“We [are still waiting] for some kitchen equipment,” a Firepan representative said in an email to the Source. “That’s why [the] opening is delayed.”
Firepan’s website currently shows a mid-September opening date.
The restaurant, located at the former home of Pete’s New Haven Apizza at 962 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, initially targeted a Fall 2021 opening, then delayed to January, April, May, and August. The Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners approved Firepan’s application for a liquor license last November, according to Bethesda Beat.
The downtown Silver Spring location will be the company’s second; Firepan’s original location opened in 2019 at Eden Center in Falls Church, Va. A third location is also slated to open this year in Woodbridge, Va.
According to their website, Firepan’s menu offers a varied menu, of meats, seafood, vegetarian selections like kimchi pancakes, and more adventurous options like beef intestines. “No, it’s not the sophisticate’s choice for Korean barbecue,” Northern Virginia Magazine’s Alice Levitt said in her April 12 review. “But when I’m looking to be served by a friendly team eager to abet some of my most destructive habits, Firepan is my choice.”
Photo Courtesy of Firepan Korean BBQ