Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

I want to start a secret restaurant

This was in the paper today:
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/637614.html

It's about restaurants & bars in Tokyo that only seat 4-12 people.  All advertising is via word-of-mouth.

>> Hidden bars, of course, tap into the same desire to be in the know. That might explain the white-hot popularity of Casba, a groovy haunt in Shibuya that draws fashion elites. From the sidewalk, it is virtually undetectable; the only clue is a little sign at the bottom of a dark stairwell. <<

Very Stephensonesque.
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July 15th, 2007 12:47pm
Those are cool, I've found them in some cities. It's kind of like playing an adventure game and solving a puzzle when you find one.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 15th, 2007 1:28pm
And then you stumble into some place you simply should not be and are never seen again.
Permalink Aaron 
July 15th, 2007 1:29pm
click on "Home Cooking in Hong Kong

Nina Simonds says that "speakeasies," restaurants in private homes, are a new dining trend in Hong Kong"

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/asia/china/hong-kong/overview.html
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July 15th, 2007 1:47pm
Is that what a speakeasy is? I thought it was an underground (no really, UNDER ground) night club during prohibition.

I've been to some home restaurants. Usually operating under the radar of licensing and health inspectors. There's also the old house that's a restaurant sometimes, a chicken coop at others.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 15th, 2007 3:03pm
there was a great Iranian resto in West London that actually operated out of two caravans. The food was great. Wonder if it's still there.
Permalink $-- 
July 15th, 2007 3:17pm
old word, new usage.
Permalink Send private email Gecko 
July 15th, 2007 3:51pm
>there was a great Iranian resto in West London that
>actually operated out of two caravans. The food was great.
>Wonder if it's still there.

Where was it? I'll check it out.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 15th, 2007 4:02pm
Wasnt there a couple in Lost in Translation.  I may need to watch that again.  I didnt get it the first time.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 15th, 2007 4:09pm
trouble is Colm, if I told you I'd have to kill you ...

seriously, I don't remember. A girl I knew back then took me, but I've not spoken with her for yonks. It was in a car park somewhere. You took your own wine. It was cheap and the food rocked.

Shepherds Bush area somewhere? haven't a damn clue.
Permalink $-- 
July 15th, 2007 4:16pm
I've found one mention on Google, but it stressed the importance that the location be kept secret. Heh.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 15th, 2007 4:21pm
i did tell you ... :-)
Permalink $-- 
July 15th, 2007 4:44pm
Speakeasies are all the rage in SF. Sadly, due to a statistical gender imbalance, they are a huge sausagefest, just like the regular, legal bars.
Permalink hello. 
July 16th, 2007 3:06am

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