In honor of the last-minute tickets we snapped up to see Steely Dan tonight at the Wang, Gaucho is on the Friday playlist.
Last time we visited this particular venue, it was through the kindness of some friends who brought us along to see Jeff Beck’s Les Paul tribute, an event so cool we all walked out with rockabilly hair, leather jackets, and scarlet lipstick. Even the guys!
After the show we went to Shabu Zen in Chinatown for some hot pot – vats of spicy broth and plates of tissue-thin prime rib shavings, or if you go with the meatless option, bok choy, taro root, carrots, tofu skin, frozen tofu, fried tofu, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, savoy cabbage, and so on. We went whole hog with the accompaniments, little dishes of fish paste, soy sauce, minced garlic, scallions, and hot peppers that you mix and pour over the noodles and broth. A salt bomb, yes, but it washes down well with extra tall Heinekens and hot green tea.