When this pandemic-delayed restaurant from chef Sophina Uong and her husband and partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell finally debuted in Uptown, the inside was like a quirky riot of color. Grab a table in either of the two dining areas, or get a front-row seat at the chef’s bar. Either way, you’ll find yourself marveling over the creativity of each dish that passes by your table. The menu, which changes with the chef’s inclinations and ingredient availability, is concocted with a global sensibility. A recent night offered a take on Beef Wellington, Charred Octopus, and Korean Beef Bulgogi. Dishes are separated into “drinking snacks,” shareables, and those that “bring us joy & hellfire heartburn.” Consider who you’re eating with, and choose accordingly, but be prepared to send your fork diving into every last plate.
A tropical roadhouse serving up global cuisine and drinks right along the river in Uptown, the menu changes with the seasons here with a nod to the freshest and funkiest ingredients available. In terms of eats, the eclectic cuisine sports heavy influences from Southeast Asia, India, and Mexico, with a colorful and quirky setting to match. Stroll on through for dinner and drinks every evening except Tuesday and Wednesday, and make sure to check out their legendary Sunday brunch service from 11 to 3.