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Since its unveiling, dinner reservations at Downtown’s jazz age throwback, Faith & Flower, have been growing increasingly harder to come by. Local foodies flock here in droves to treat their palates to Executive Chef Michael Hung’s Californian rustic creations (past gigs include Bushi-Tei and Michelin star recipient, La Folie). The high-ceilinged dining room is outfitted with a stretch tufted couch (the rich, mustardy hue playing off the emerald water goblets) and hand-strung chandeliers. The menu is flush with decadent dishes—like the deviled Jidori eggs and mushroom stuffed quail, for example—with an impressive drink menu to match. Dangerously potent absinth cocktails are best sampled in the dimly-lit bar area with street artist Robert Vargas’ mural of a wide-eyed femme fatale keeping watch—a nod to Fitzgerald’s all-seeing Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, perhaps?.

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