The best sequels take a franchise in a new direction (think Leprechaun 5: Lep in the Hood), while the lamest simply attempt to repackage previous success (sorry Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood). For a lounge sequel with more bite, saunter your sweet ass over to M Two
M Two's a wildly divergent followup to the LA comedy hangout M Bar; instead of ha-ha, they're going for staggeringly creative small plates designed by a former Uchi head chef, and to do them justice they've augmented the old Saba Blue Water Cafe space's brick walls and raftered ceilings with light fixtures crafted from umbrellas, because everyone knows Missy Elliot can't stand the light rain. Warm eats start with eel fried like bacon in zeppole then glazed with vincotto, antelope kabobs with grilled watermelon and curried skyr yogurt, and pulled-lamb sandwiches doused in Big Bark mustard (it remains to be seen if the sandwich is bigger than your bite). Cooler action runs from venison tartar with Peruvian chili and crispy masa cakes, to grilled TX peaches in Round Rock Honey fresh cream sauce, to Uchi holdovers like Hawaiian Yellowtail Crudo with aji panca peppers and green garlic, clearly envious of vegetables who aren't widely shunned by the super-hot-right-now vampire clique.
Since smaller servings mean more room for booze, they've tapped East End Wines for a killer list of vino bargains, and've also pulled in serious craft beers like Fin Du Mond, Watou Tripel, Konig, Delirium Tremens, and Sisyphus -- who like a certain overexposed magical dwarf, was all about rolling stoned.