The path from the parking lot to the new Flushing Mall passes a political convention's worth of flapping banners and pennants, and on a recent Sunday afternoon an Ecuadoran jazz combo had set up out front, the electrified notes of their panpipe eerily summoning customers. Inside, however, the mall seemed nearly empty until my friends and I worked our way downstairs, where we found a food court hopping with young Asians. Eleven illuminated menus overhang prep areas where dishes are assembled to order. To secure your selections, step up to the nearest register, place and pay for your order, then return to the counter to retrieve it. Keep track of what you've chosen—though the menus are bilingual, the pickup ticket is printed... More >>>