"Nom nom" is Internet onomatopoeia, a phrase describing someone noisily and blissfully devouring a mouthful of food. (It's a possible transcription of Cookie Monster's chewing, paired with pictures of cute bunnies or a drunken David Hasselhoff.) If you're anything like me, it's definitely the way you'll be pronouncing David Truong's Nam Nam Cafe -- or at least the sound you'll make with some of his simple and sensational Vietnamese dishes.
While I’m not sure the servers at Mozz knew I was a reviewer, I am sure of one thing: I wasn’t unnoticed. No one is. This restaurant presents itself as many things — a fine-dining establishment, a jazz venue, the Market Street Bar and the Mozz Bar — all of it sprawled across much of the first floor of the Cobalt Building on the corner of Market and Jackson streets.
You’d expect the founder of a successful national public relations and branding firm to make a bold statement with his first restaurant, and indeed, Kevin Grangier does just that with the Village Anchor.
The partnership between general manager Karter Louis and chef Arpad ("Arpi”) Lengyel takes the pretension out of tea service and creates an inviting, exceptional way to appreciate fine tea and food.