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The buzz caught the eye of another celebrity, Momofuku king David Chang, whose fried chicken is so sought-after that you must make an online reservation specifically for the dish days in advance. Chang took to Twitter to call out the drummer and challenge him to a public contest. As The Roots are the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the event quickly found a home, and will be broadcast on tonight’s show.
Plenty of trash talk has ensued in as anticipation builds for the fried chicken battle, and Questlove even had t-shirts made up (which will be for sale) with the term he’s been using to tease Chang via Twitter, “fukumomo.” If the musician wins, he’ll get a full page spread in Lucky Peach (Chang’s new quarterly magazine), but if the New York chef is judged tops, Questlove will have to wear a chicken outfit on national TV. So, are you on #teamquestlove or #teamchang? Whose bird will reign supreme? Tune in tonight to find out.