Two weeks after Lucky Peach's official debut, some Seattle readers are still having trouble finding the much-heralded food quarterly from David Chang, Momofuku's chef-owner and latest star of HBO's Treme.
The Capitol Hill bookstore has filed an order for 50 copies of the magazine.
According to McSweeney's, publisher of the journal, subscribers received their first issues in early June. Lucky Peach was slated for general release on June 22, but--judging from queries posted to various online discussion boards--many newsstands are still awaiting delivery of the magazine.
He adds: "It sold pretty well, so we should be getting the next one."
The first issue of Lucky Peach is devoted to ramen, and includes recipes from Chang, Mario Carbone, and Wylie Dufresne and essays by Ruth Reichl, John T. Edge, Anthony Bourdain, and Harold McGee. The Atlantic, which likened the journal to a "174-page ramencyclopedia," has named Lucky Peachthe year's best new food magazine.
"There is much to love," writes The Atlantic's associate editor Daniel Fromson.
Fromson writes that if he hadn't received a free press subscription, he would "immediately pay the $28 annual rate to receive four issues," which might be the best way to secure a copy of the popular magazine.