I like J.Paul'z before the happy evening chaos when the staff is just getting started and it is still a dark and peaceful refuge.
I happened to be there as a photographer was setting up a shot for their web site. I enjoyed watching someone else figure out the tricks of food photography in a dark room (always stealing ideas I am...) and snuck one shot of Chef Tracy Little with my little pocket Canon. They may be best known for their sushi but I order from the tapas menu and like the tiny pulled pork BBQ biscuits, caprese salad stack, mini crab cakes, cheese board and tomato pie. Finger lickin' yummers.
They have a separate dining area that might be perfect for a blog meet up. Hmmmm.
Are you beginning to understand why I have to walk a couple miles a day?