Attempting to not exclusively be a place where people drink enough Mai Tais to forget they came to eat BBQ eel lettuce wraps, Sobe dim sum king Chow Down Grill upscaled its mission statement by bringing in Joe Bracero (Sugarcane, gigi) to lend the menu a more sophisticated Pan-Asian bent.
Said dim sum's still very much up for grabs, but new "fine dining" items will be plated in much bigger portions, and include braised beef moo shu, plus clay pot-braised salmon, shrimp, and mussels in a Thai green curry sauce, and the Chow Burger, which stacks a housemade bao w/ shaved smoked pork, dashi ketchup, and "chow fries", or what dude probably kept saying to himself while being locked naked in the trunk of a car in Vegas.
Also fresh in every way imaginable is a full lineup of sushi rolls ranging from the tobanjan tuna (chili threads, chives, crispy banh pho rice noodles, tobanjan mayo), to the Yellowtail Pastrami stuffed w/ jalapeno, cilantro, and 'strami seasoning, to one with black tiger shrimp encrusted in rice puffs and covered w/ orange curry mango coined the "Puff Puff", which you really shouldn’t pass on.
Even with all this growing up, CDG still wants you to make the most of its 5a closing time, which means rotating DJs, a fully stocked bar, and daily specials on everything from those Mai Tais to sake, reminding you what you really came here for: grind-dancing. No wait, that wasn't it. Tacos? No. Ah, hell...