by Bobbin W. on
If it weren't for my sister's high praise of Luckie Food Lounge, I never would've given this downtown nightlife hotspot a shot. My companion and I arrived around 8, just before the clubber demographic started to trickle in, scoring a leather booth that offered a decent view of the open kitchen. The waiter brought me a box of flavors upon my request for hot tea. "Which is your favorite?" I inquired. "I'm not gon' lie to you. I don't drink hot tea," he answered honestly. After I requested classic green, he brought me a small but heavy cast-iron pot of piping water that stayed hot throughout the evening. My companion and I chose the edamame and crab and cucumber salad as our apps. The steaming, sea-salted edamame kept me occupied during the wait for our food, although I couldn't help but steal several bites of the fresh, crisp salad, too. My samurai roll, packed with tuna tartar, salmon, yellowtail and asparagus, topped with tuna, avocado, spicy mayo and teriyaki sauce, quickly disappeared. While I enjoyed the roll overall, I could've done without the mucousy teriyaki sauce; I think I'm just not a fan of teriyaki's flavor or texture. I sampled my dining partner's charm roll--apparently Luckie's most popular. The shrimp tempura offered a crunch in contrast to the soft snow crab. Smoked salmon, shrimp and avocado rested on the top, in addition to more teriyaki sauce. For dessert, we dove into the bread pudding, topped with a caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Raspberry sauce zig-zagged across the plate as well. Bread pudding's eggy aftertaste isn't my favorite, but this dish still fully satisfied my sweet tooth. I was pleasantly shocked by the quality of food and service at Luckie Food Lounge, and glad to escape before it turned into a full-out club.
by Candice L. on
I can't comment on the nightclub aspect of Webster Hall, but I had a great time at the Silver Jews show there last week. When I met up with one of my male companions he asked me if the women's room was at all strange. I said that it was a little different, with shards of mirrors and some kind of asphalt or cement used to make a mosaic for the stall floors, the usual weirdo bathroom attendant with a table full of stuff that you would never need/want/look at unless you were lit, red lighting, etc, but nothing too shocking. Then he told me that the men's room attendant doubled as a dj! and that there were turntables and speakers amidst the bathroom attendant table wares. I give that the thumbs up. He also enjoyed having ice in the urinal. One of the bartenders was comically self-absorbed. He so excelled at his breezy, ignore Candice who really wants a drink game. After getting our first drink from another bartender, he was fine for the rest of the night and served us quickly and efficiently. I couldn't figure out what his deal was, b/c we waited roughly 10 minutes for our drinks from him before moving on to a different bartender. Anyway, I enjoyed the show and their coat check system is pretty industrious, dividing it up among different color-coded attendants so there's not one giant clusterfuck at the end of the night.
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