Downtown, two opposing trends in the restaurant biz are duking it out. One is the tendency to super-size and overdecorate new establishments, creating opulent barns like Matsuri and Spice Market, where patrons are treated like cows to be herded and milked, and the grub is inconsistent at best. In contrast, micro-size places like Casa Mono and Spotted Pig are springing up, cramping diners in hilariously small spaces, but also making them feel like members of an exclusive club. With scarcely less chef firepower, these tiny cafés deliver food of consistently... More >>>