If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles taught us anything, it's that the most successful teams have players with complementary skills, although the fact that Donatello "does machines" arguably makes him even more of a freaky party dude than Michelangelo. Dividing their talents to bring you dining that's cool, not rude: the folks behind Namo.
A joint venture between a longtime chef, his interior-designer lady friend, and her seasoned front-of-the-house sister, Namo's serving up Thai with a twist in a corner 50-seater with a Bangkok-meets-Brooklyn vibe, e.g., light fixtures crafted from old fishing baskets illuminate a Pop Art-esque installation made from rice holders, which may or may not have been a former pastime of Sarah Palin. Signature dishes include lobster pad Thai sporting an entire tail's worth of meat and topped with a web-like egg canopy; crispy duck breast w/ fried basil & sweet-sour pineapple sauce; and a tamarind-coated rack of lamb, which might be more judicious about who handled its rack were it not so abundantly sauced. Smaller snacks include an array of skewered treats, from trios of spicy fish, pork & beef meatballs, to fried crab 'n mozz balls, to wontons stuffed w/ spicy scallops, shrimp, and glass noodles dubbed Sea Bags, which makes them hilarious to put in a fish's mouth while he's asleep.
They're working on a liquor license, but in the meantime feel free to bring your own hooch, possibly to spike their homemade lemongrass-ade -- otherwise dinner won't be much of a party, dude.