one of the most awesome, humbling & surprising things that i've experienced since opening NIGHT+MARKET a little under two years ago is that other chefs seem to enjoy hanging out and eating at our little restaurant. for those who don't know the story, here's the short version: it was never meant to be an actual restaurant. i took over the space to keep this pub from opening next door to my family's restaurant. more neighbors, more drama. i had little in the way of an idea for what i'd actually do with the space. while it was still empty, i started having impromptu dinner parties for friends where i'd cook the sort of thai hick food that we're serving now. one night, after 5 bottles of wine, i thought to myself, 'why not just do this for the public?' and here we are.