by Thora Defenbaugh on
Food 3 Ambiance 5 Value 1 I was really worried about the food after reading the reviews here on rateclubs; however I had a friend in town and wanted him to experience the meatpacking district vibe. We really loved the ambiance inside. The staff was attentive and we didn't experience the problems that other diners complain about. The food was better than I expected but it didn't come anywhere near to justifying the price. $12 spring rolls can be had for a quarter of the price at any Chinese restaurant. The sushi was okay. I just can't justify paying $100/person when you can go to Morimoto/Del Posto/Scarpetta in the same neighborhood and get much better food for the same price. Sure the scene is good for something but I'd rather eat at a better restaurant and then enjoy the scene for the afterparty.
by Paul L. on
Event: Lucha Va-Voom This was a great venue to hold this event where luchadores (wrestlers) and burlesque dancers showcased their talents(?). I have been to an official Lucha Libre event and a Lucha match at a bar and this was by far my favorite of all three. This show pretty much poked fun at the serious Lucha Libre leagues. There were luchadores who were salsa dancing homosexuals, one browed-hairy chested Armenians, butchy lesbians, Dirty Sanchez, and the offspring of Godzilla and Prince. In the end it seemded that the winner was Cassandro, the short haired, lipstick wearing, salsa dancing homosexual. The burlesque dancers came out one at a time and all had some form of theme to their sets. One was cocaine addict (who poured white powder, laced with cocaine onto the stage, where she then proceeded to line it up with a huge razor blade and pretend to snort it with a gigantic straw), one was Frida Kahlo (named Frida Culo) who painted two girl wrestlers and then groap and kiss them, and there were others including mostly white girls and one Asian girl. The girls stripped down to there pasties, garter belts, and thongs. The commentators, who are all comedians, were very funny as well with their ringside talk. Need to know: 1. Shows sell out so buy tickets in advance or buy from a scalper (like I did). 2. Drink are way expensive: $8 for a 12 oz can of Corona and cocktails are even more where they come in a small plastic cup. 3. Parking close to the theatre is $8-$10. Couple of hundred feet further is $3. Street parking is free (read the signs for street cleaning). All in all, $30 is a lot to pay for this show, but as a one time experience it was really fun. Go to http://www.myspace.com...to get more info and see pictures.