Saturday, August 4, 2007

Public Access


Last night we had dinner at Public, on Elizabeth street. I had been wanting to go there, but didn't have the right occasion, so last night we went, my sister Erica my mom, Carlo, and my good friend Whitney. The restaurant is owned and designed by a group of architects known as AVRO/KO, and the interior reflects it. The whole theme is subtle, but present, and that is a recollection of public instiutions. The most obvious being a library, the business card is actually a No.2 pencil with the information engraved on its side. There's old books, and even one of those dewey decimal card indexes with the little drawers where you'd go to look up a book. The menus are on clipboards like when you fill out papers at the DMV, and while all this might sound a little campy, its absolutely stunning. The food is aussie, which is like a mix of American, with some Asian influence, and things like kangaroo and new zealand venison. Highly recommend it, but be sure to make reservations before you show up.

1 comment:

ashley rose helvey said...

i love this place! my chef friend almost worked here! love the card catalogs...