I occasionally pop into a proper trendy venue, to reacquaint myself with trends.
This Tchoup Shop is nice.
The Soft Shell Crab was so soft and amazingly delicious. An array of Craft (so called that is) Beers on Tap, do a very good job of building one's appetite, so have at least two or three before ordering.
The staff is well endowed with knowledge of the food served, though when I did ask if sugar was included in the Pig Tail dish, she had to ask the cook.
The cook related from the kitchen that "yes" sugars were used in the pig tail's sauce. It did detract from the dish's otherwise splendid taste, but that is just me. It was quite delicious, though would have been better without the sugar, that was not overly used, but apparent.
The atmosphere is very nice, and local feel, very down to earth. Staff, all women, when I was there, were great.
The soft shell crab was quite the balance needed with the meat and the hard bone of the tail, thus bringing some yin阴 to the yang 阳.
50 Wyckoff, corner of Willoughby. Jefferson on L Train, exit from Starr.