I covered a lot of the touchstones in my piece on Borderstan, but here's a more in-depth look at the newest addition to the 14th St rooftop family.
I'll let the pictures speak mostly for themselves (or at least my previous write-up on Borderstan), but the key is this: it makes much better use of its westward orientation than Marvin or El Centro, and there's something very charming about its elegant simplicity. Check it out below:
Most everything else we sampled was actually fairly good as well: a spicy tuna handroll was wonderfully fresh, but only suffered from its cone presentation, which left a chunk of rice wrapped in seaweed for bite two; a spoonful of sushi salmon and potato crisps drizzled in wasabi was light and fun; and a flatbread of oaxacan cheese, shrimp, pineapple, ceviche, and chilis lived up to its spicy moniker, while retaining some sweet and fresh qualities.
Perhaps my biggest concern was the menu's spelling of banh mi (IT'S NOT SPELLED BAHN MI). But then again, that's just my pet peeve.
A solid sampling of the food downstairs, and an amazing rooftop. Get there early.
Food Rating: *** 1/2 (out of 5)