What Happens When, an elegant restaurant project supported by Kick Starter, is set to open next Tuesday, 1/25/11, in SoHo. According to their website, Kick Starter “is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.” The restaurant intents to open every month for nine consecutive months with a new theme and then will close its doors for good. Every table will have a drawer and all of the accoutrement of the evening will be there (e.g. anything from tweezers to an acetylene torch).
The planned menus are being guarded as closely held secrets. However, word on the street is that you should expect an amalgamation of Michelin-star chefs, live marching bands, and avant-garde ambient sounds.
What Happens When, 25 Cleveland Place, (212) 925-8310 or www.WhatHappensWhenNYC.com (open now)
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