Immediately stop eating those Reduced Fat Parmesan & Garlic Cheez-Its sitting on the bar, and opt for better post-work eats thanks to Empire's "Izakaya" menu, available Mon to Fri, 5-7p, and featuring a selection of Japanese small plates so choice, you'll undoubtedly exclaim, "this selection of Japanese small plates is so choice!". Revel in the glory that is: Point out that wanton can mean a sexually immodest woman, then take down their spicy salmon crispy wonton tacos w/ pickled onions and avocado mousse. Factually speaking, this is crisp shrimp shu mai w/ white miso, chives, and Togarashi. You're staring at Cantonese char siu spare ribs sided by Napa cabbage and hot mustard, which renders the Colonel kind even more suspicious. Assuming you think Keith Hernandez and Walt Frazier have no idea what they're talking about, then you'll definitely enjoy this 'Salt & Pepper' calamari with fried garlic and long peppers.