Last weekend, no, not the one that just happened but the one that had Memorial Day attached to it, I got to hang out with furniture genius Jared Rusten and photography genius Karen Rusten. On Friday night we went on a mission to examine cool lighting with architecture genius Jon. We started at Peep, here Jared and Jon chill outside of Peep.
I lead the group up to the Meatpacking District (because the restaurants are like Disney Land crazy up there) through the West Village and on the way we stopped off for a little bit of the Magnolia Bakery.
Up in the Meatpacking District I learned something: You can go into restaurants that you're not going to eat at and walk around if you want, no one really knows what you're up to and no one can stop you. SO if you're ever inclined to check out some serious "oh-no-they-didn't!" looking megarestaurants from beyond what your imagination can imagine, might I suggest visits to Morimoto and Buddakan. Oh, and if you want to get your Indiana Jones on, check out Spice Market (just don't stress over the waitstaff's outfits).
This is some of a wall at Morimoto. But Buddakan was more amazing, I really don't even know where to start with that place except it was a lot more like a movie set than anything I had ever seen before.