Because a man can only stand Gordon Ramsay's wild gesticulations for so long, last year's Hell's Kitchen runner-up (and former Gargoyles exec chef) Jason Santos is now opening Blue Inc. Housed in the former Lobby Bar & Kitchen, the intimate 50-seater's slinging imaginative New American and cheeky cocktails amidst floor-to-ceiling windows, a 12-seat bar, and walls artfully faux-covered in Elmer's Glue, meaning their un-bouncy exterior makes them totally defenseless from your schoolyard insults! Stop sniffing the walls for long enough, and you'll find
Bar Bites & Small Plates: Noshables include onion & cheese-battered mini Kobe corn dogs, slow-cooked Kurobuta pork belly w/ blueberry pudding & pink pepper, and chipotle crema/mango salsa'd crunchy lobster accompanied by a habañero pipette, the mentioning of which has already caused Louie Anderson to break into delicious middle school science labs across the country
Funky Libations: They're pouring refreshing barley (Avery Joe's American Pilsner, Rock Art American Red Ale) alongside playfully creative cocktails like the Angry Tomato Bloody Mary w/ gazpacho vodka, pickled green beans & double-secret Creole mix; The Anorexic Model (Cognac, lychee bubbles & St. Germain); and an on-the-rocks Fat Boyz Margarita mixed w/ candied grilled jalapeños/smoked chili sea salt, and infused with beef stock, aka what happened to the Kennedy bloodline when Schwarzenegger married in
Burly Entrees: Literally round yourself out with braised veal cheeks accompanied by potato puree and watermelon tartare; fried soft shell crabs in a green garlic & tiger shrimp butter; honey & hoisin-glazed duck confit w/ sweet sticky rice and coconut milk; and habañero bbq-syrup'd, buttermilk fried chicken that's boneless, meaning it's only a matter of time before Ramsay screams at it to grow a backbone and clean up its operation.