Fellow Chow-hounders, Thanks in advance for your responses.
1. Have reso's at Benu for the Friday after Thanksgiving and worried that the Chef will be out, pantry will be spare and will have a less than stellar experience. Anxiety mostly driven by the ease of landing a reso. :-) Thoughts?
2. Used to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the spicy Dungeness at Mama-lan's in Berkeley which has since closed. Any alternatives to recommend for spicy Vietnamese style crab?