Wall and Water

The Andaz is just launching dinner in their rustic-glam dining room, where live-edge wood tables cut from a single tree are surrounded by plush leather seating, and weathered hardwood floors offset a slate ceiling cut with patterns emulating a dollar bill's watermark. The totally-open kitchen'll pump out American-brasserie starters like seared scallops w/ mussels and slow-roasted peppers, and lamb sausage w/ baked Jerusalem artichokes, plus bigger bites from venison filet w/ smoked bacon, to sweet & sour duck breast w/ rainbow chard, to braised veal cheeks w/ black cabbage -- also a British metal band that used titanic blues riffs and satanic imagery to get kids to eat their vegetables.