The Wicked Spoon

The design is stunning, and so is the lineup here: Guinness pancakes, pastrami hash and homemade pecan sticky buns for breakfast; assorted salumi, smoked salmon, Korean beef salad and boutique California cheeses for lunch; and a dinnertime carving station with whole legs of lamb and roasted bone marrow. Korean-style short ribs (kalbi) and the buffet’s dim sum selection alone put the competition to shame.

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Cocktail Culture

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By Xania V. Woodman

Combining ingredients that are both popular and typical of Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, Paymon’s general manager Jeff Ecker created a drink that pairs well with the tradition of smoking hookah. With delicate flavors such as mango, coconut, orange and cherry, Ecker notes that it appeals to the female set as well. The cocktail was also featured in 2002 on Rachael Ray’s show, $40 a Day. It has remained on the menu ever since, a testament to the enduring success of this match made in the Mediterranean.