It’s Eddie Huang’s world, we just live (and eat) in it. At least, for the next two days. The Fresh Off the Boat author, chef, and sneaker enthusiast has partnered with Adidas to create the ultimate pair of kitchen shoes, and is hosting a free pop-up restaurant this weekend to celebrate.
The pop-up, called Eddie Huang Been Soigne, will take place at the Lower East Side location of Pizza Beach this Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm, with free dishes from Chef Creole and Javier Wong -- both of whom appeared on Huang’s VICELAND show, Huang’s World. In addition to Chef Creole's "The Creole Experience" (which includes shrimp, conch, sausage, and more) and Wong's fluke ceviche, you can expect plenty of Huang-emblazoned swag (retro matchbooks!), hot pink lighting, hip-hop, and an appearance from Huang and the new shoe line.
Huang is a self-proclaimed Adidas Adilette devotee, so when Adidas approached him for a collaboration, he knew he wanted to create his own version of the iconic sandals. “I wear sandals all the time -- I go around the world with my slides on, and I said, ‘let’s put the world at your feet,’” Huang said at a special Thursday night preview of the pop-up. Adidas was cool with the idea, but encouraged Huang to also bring his creativity to the classic Adidas Superstar, a more kitchen-appropriate shoe, and “be disruptive and look at [it] in a new way,” Huang said.