Four ramen places opening in November
- am I the only bloke who walks past a ramen place and sees people backed up to the door and moves on because it's just noodles?
Oh I did make it back to that Ninki Izakaya - I had a Hennessy tasting in Little Italy and had to grab food without freezing my companion for an hour. Since we were the only ones in there, it was amazing it took nearly a half hour to have some skewers and fried karrage (including skin!) out. The yam frites are horrible. I don't know how you can actually make yam that bad. Her spicy calamari was regular fried calamari with orange tinged mayonnaise. I still like the circular ice cubes though.
Since we had to answer skill testing questions for a shot of XO and I wasn't in any mental shape to, I also tried to get in the Four Seasons lobby bar on a Wednesday night - absolutely full. At the very least they could have directed us upstairs to the Boulud place. We made it over to the Hyatt rooftop bar and even though they had no space as well, they warmed up the brandy glasses and we stood under the heat strip outside while puffing away until the bartender came to get us; the antithetical image of what Hennessy was trying to promote.
I want to try to fit in Richmond Station or something before I go next week to some village in Ohio.