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Breaking: DooWee & Rice Is Expanding to London

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Photo: Duy Tran/Official Site

If you had to guess which Boston area restaurant was planning to open shop across the pond in fancypants London, perhaps you would guess Menton, the only local restaurant with Relais & Châteaux status, which is the kind of credential you might think a restaurant needs in order to export from Boston to the capital of the UK. You almost certainly would not guess that it would be the tiny DooWee & Rice in Somerville's Powderhouse Square, which has gained a food nerd following for dishes like crispy chicken hearts atop French fries doused with "great white sauce."

A Facebook post by the restaurant features a graphic proclaiming "DooWee & Rice London" along with a note saying "It's happening." Owner Duy Tran tells Eater that a London location is planned for this year thanks to some help from a former culinary school colleague. The overseas location will be a franchise, though Tran himself will make the trek to do the training. Until this, Toro's expansion to NYC seemed like the biggest imaginable leap for a local restaurant, but this is just unheard of. Tran also suggested that there may be more DooWee & Rice action happening elsewhere in Boston, hinting at some possible activity in Allston. Stay tuned.

· DooWee & Rice [Facebook]
· All Coverage of DooWee & Rice on Eater [~EBOS~]

DooWee & Rice

868 Broadway, Somerville, MA