Stylish Millennials are drawn to kitschy downtown restaurants with bright neon lights like bees to honey. So expect to be surrounded by lots of crop-top baring, selfie-taking people, 99% of them women, when you have dinner at The Lucky Bee, the new Southeast Asian restaurant in LES run by the former chef of The Fat Radish and The Leadbelly. The attractive crowd is pretty Instagrammable, and so is the inside, which look like it was furnished from Pearl River Mart. Bright paper lanterns and paper fans will show up so well in your social media feed.
The moment you step into Pig and Khao, your sensations are overwhelmed by the pungent smells of fish sauce hanging heavy in the air, intensified by the kitchen cooking fiery Filipino fare out in the open. Oh yes, this is another NYC Asian hipster restaurant, but not for the faint of heart. If you’re up for the challenge of braving the sensations of cilantro, curry and pork in all forms, pull up a chair at the cool kids’ table and enjoy the company of chef Leah Cohen’s bold cooking. Those seeking light, mild flavors need not apply–take a back seat with the other wallflowers.Read More