A pregnant friend's husband is a strict vegetarian. When I take them out to eat I feel bad watching Peter grimace as Gina knocks back iron-rich stews and steaks and chops. So when I heard about a new, strictly vegetarian Thai café, I resolved to take them there right away. Pukk—the Thai word for vegetables—is a narrow East Village storefront cloaked floor to ceiling in miniature white tiles, with a little gold leaf applied here and there. "I feel like I'm in a bathroom," Gina quipped. Above the bar reclines a life-size golden bodhisattva, entombed in a clear Plexiglas cylinder as if undergoing a... More >>>