Last night, I did my own little new-bar bar-crawl starting at Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, then migrated down to Town Tavern then all the way down to Luna Lounge. Might I suggest doing the same this weekend so you can check out all the venues that only have one thing in common: they’re brand spanking new.
Let's start with Enso ... because it's a perfect place to start a night out.
While at Enso's premiere party I kept hearing, “This place is going to give Nikko a run for its money.” But Enso doesn't have Joanna there wearing her cowboy hat, boa and banging on her tambourine singing, “Don’t you wish your girlfriend was raw like sushi?”
However, there was a performance, a little more conducive to the culture …
Enso successfully managed to go out and find some of the most beautiful Asian women I have ever seen, and employed them … all the better for their naked sushi nights.
I wasn’t able to try any of the sushi as I’m deadly allergic to shellfish and I learned my lesson about eating unmarked food at a catered party after I swelled up like Will Smith in Hitch (I was dead sexy) … which you can read about in my blog for Holidate. But I heard it was good, even better than Nikko, some said.
Enso offers vibe dining, which means ambiance and experience comes with your entrée … not to mention 20 different kinds of sake. Of all the décor, I couldn’t help but notice that of the bathroom. The stalls are all private and lined with mirrors – it almost makes you want to have sex in them, and I will bet you money that someone will.
You can vibe dine (or have sex in the bathroom) until 2 a.m.
Enso opens to the public tonight.
Brittney Cason is a Charlotte based writer that authors QC After Dark for Creative Loafing and Sex and the Queen City for Elevate. Brittney is also a contributing writer for AOL.com, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, and pretty much any publication that pays her. To support her writing habit Brittney hosts a racing show called “3 Wide Life” and does regular segments on ESPNU and is a dance teacher/choreographer and former Panthers TopCat Cheerleader. Brittney graduated from the top 10 percent of her class in Virginia Tech with degrees in Education and Communication, and earned a Masters in Education though the NYC Teaching Fellowship, and a Masters in funny from Second City Chicago.