Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dagu Rice Noodle (大鼓米线) aiming to open later this month in Squirrel Hill.



Signage went up in November at 5829 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill (map) for Dagu Rice Noodle (大鼓米线), a Chinese chain that opened its first American location in Las Vegas and has another location in Cleveland. The owner says they are aiming to open by the end of this month, pending health department approval.
In the middle of the Ming Dynasty, there was a restaurant without a sign near the flowery Drum tower in Yunnan, Kunming. Whenever the city had a happy news, people rang the drum to celebrate. Along with the joy of drumbeat, people flocked to the unnamed little restaurant and had bowls of hot rice noodle soup, meaning “smooth long time”. Because of this joy, with the honesty of the shop owner, the little restaurant eventually became a century-old business.
It replaces The Magic Noodle, which opened in May 2019 and in turn replaced Sun Penang, which closed a few months before that.