Asian Fusion

Momofuku Ssam Bar

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

I’m still not sure I know what a ssäm is, but I assume it’s some Asian (possibly Korean) wrap type thing that involves meat, rice…

Typhoon Brewery

Typhoon Brewery

[CLOSED] is now: Papillon Bistro & Bar Surprisingly upscale, this brewery is one step above your typical city brewpub. Decorated in that weird early nineties fashion…

Tao

Tao

Look, I’m Carrie Bradshaw–with about 65 pounds packed on, of course. There’s no telling if art imitated life or the other way around when it…

Ruby Foo’s Uptown

Ruby Foo’s Uptown

[CLOSED] Quote most often attributed to patrons: “Style over substance.” Upping the yuppie quotient on the UWS, Ruby Foo’s draws beautiful young couples (many of…

Ruby Foo’s Times Square

Ruby Foo’s Times Square

[CLOSED] Despite its schizophrenic menu and touristy locale, Ruby Foo’s never seems to disappoint for a visual experience that is somehow both over and underwhelming…

Ma Peche

Má Pêche

Apparently this dude David Chang is some sort of famous guy or something. Ok, famous in the world of people who like to eat pig…

Hi-Life Bar & Grill

Hi-Life Bar & Grill

For whatever reason, this place reminds me of an old, black leather chair. I’m really sure why, but it just seems to fit. Of course,…

Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha

I walked in this joint wondering almost out loud why the hell I was doing it. “Self,” I said, “There are like three zillion cool…

Café Asean

Café Asean

[CLOSED] This is one of those many wonderful little places in Manhattan that makes you okay with the fact that you live in what is…

AZ

AZ

[CLOSED] Is it closed or isn’t it? Well, it should be. Wasting a cool space like this with overwrought Asian fusion cuisine should be a…

Asian 289

Asian 289

[CLOSED] Asian 289 was completely a choice of convenience. Those generally make for either poor or weird experiences. This was both. Raining like I’ve rarely…