Assembly Chef’s Hall
With this much star power under one roof – it’s basically the Traveling Wilburys – Assembly was pretty much a guaranteed hit from the beginning. Established hot spots like DaiLo, Shoushin, Khao San Road, Ramen Isshin, Cherry Street Bar-B-Que and more all leapt at Andreas Antoniou’s offer to bring their stuff to a downtown lunch crowd hungry for novelty and atmosphere. Even if you’ve frequented the original restaurants, surprises abound, like smoky okra at Mira Mira, from freshman chef Amira Becarevic, and the unearthly burger at Ivana Raca and Brad Smith’s Resto Boemo (Raca once looked me dead in the eyes and told me it was the best in town, and woman wasn’t blowin’ smoke). 111 Richmond West, at York, 647-557-5993, assemblychefshall.com
Smoked okra with cauliflower gratin, vegan queso and purple cabbage at Mira Mira inside Assembly Chef’s Hall.