Best Unintentional Art Installation - 2001
Panna II Indian Restaurant
It\'s probably unsurpassed in Manhattan as a spot for quick, cheap, and tasty Indian fooda fact not even disputed by my meat-eating meal companions. But what you really can\'t miss at PANNA II INDIAN RESTAURANT is the floor showOK, more like the walls-and-ceiling show. The culinary quality is a constant, but each time you go, the interior decorator has added another course. Morphing like an indoor mirror of Gotham\'s own changing streetscape, Panna II\'s decor is a pernicious android overgrowth of plastic chile lanterns, Christmas-tree lights, op-art wallpaper, and assorted objets de schlockornaments, Hawaiian leis, gift-wrapped ductworkaround an ever shrinking eating space. The latter of which, of course, is not the point for lovers of turn-of-the-millennium Americana. Come feast your eyes.