Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographer Dina Avila visits some of the city's top restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, a weekend service at Frank's Noodle House.
The eponymous hand-pulled noodles at NE Broadway's Frank's Noodle House have their own cult following, so on weekends, a line snakes out the door in the minutes before owner Frank Fong swings open the doors. (An appearance on TV foodperson Guy Fieri's show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives probably didn't hurt, either.) Eater's cameras arrived during the brief lull just before opening, as the kitchen pulled noodle dough, Fong worked the phones, and — once the doors opened — a flurry of plates laden with kimchi, appetizers, and noodles began to emerge out of the kitchen.