I'll be visiting NYC next weekend from Washington DC. As you may know, Washington DC has some good ethnic food (e.g. Ethiopian, Korean, Peruvian, and Vietnamese) but severly lacks anything that is creative, fun, and risky. Do you have any suggestions about places to go that has great atmopshere, creative food, and isn't too expensive? I've heard that Tao might fit this bill. I'm open to eating anything and everything.