Making better use of space than NASA, or even "My": Aquadora, opening Saturday. After taking over the former Go Fish, the resto -- whose name means "dipped in water" -- literally moved walls to create a modular dining area accented by a tiger-wood arch and a brick-laden sashimi bar, while saving room for a reception lounge situated beneath a second, larger lounge cooled by boat-propeller-like fans and overlooking a two-story water feature (clearly not Waterworld, as that didn't even have one story). All digestibles are orderable via iPad, including:
Apps: Kick things off with
David Buehler, the Brad Daluiso of a new generation beef tenderloin & heirloom tomatoes served with housemade mozz, baby arugula, and sherry vinegar de jerez; corn-fried Texas Gulf oysters (w/ green onion remoulade, cucumber-mango relish & habanero oil); or Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio with blue crab guac, jalapenos, and sesame lavash.
Mains: Pancetta-wrapped shrimp party down with zucchini potato galette, medjool date chutney, and arugula. Oven-roasted sable swims in saffron broth with fingerling potatoes, zucc, yellow squash, carrots & pea shoots. Short ribs? Bock-braised! And seared ahi dances with micro greens, citrus vinaigrette, potatoes, and caramelized shallots, far tastier than caramelized Shalit, which is Gene's mustache after a day of Fair apples.
To make sure you're dipped too, they've also got a a host of Champagne cocktails and martinis, and offer table service in the upstairs lounge -- because besides an avowed affinity for Limp Bizkit, nothing says "myspace" like your own bottle of booze.