Starry Kitchen


How to Run an Illegal Restaurant

In 2008, when the economy went to shit, my wife and I decided to quit our jobs in the advertising and film industries to run an illegal Asian restaurant out of our small Los Angeles apartment.


How Arcade Games Gave a Second Life to My Dead Restaurant

I don’t know if Starry Kitchen would have ever come back if it wasn’t for this concept. Our food—and my banana suit chef antics—goes perfectly with everything that Button Mash stands for.


Eating the Uncanny Valley: Inside the Virtual Reality World of Food

The recent resurgence of virtual reality tech has led a group of innovators to tackle the question: Can the experience of eating food be virtual? And can it ever be good?


Strain-Specific Concoctions are the Future of Cannabis Craft Cocktails

Legendary bartender Don Lee has decided to come out of the cannabis closet and graciously agreed to push the weed cocktail conversation further by creating three strain-specific original libations using the distinctly different flavors of three of his...