Who: Yasuhiro Shoji with fellow Chefs Takaho Mori, Motonari Matsunaga and Miku Suzuki, with combined experience at Nobu 57 and Megu
What: Le Miu, a new Japanese restaurant
Why: Because grilled miso marinated baby lamb chops, jalapeno yellowtail sashimi, white soy foam tartare (salmon, tuna, toro, or yellowtail), and king crab fried rice sound quite tasty and innovative, and because at least one Chowhound seems to like it already.
Where: 107 Avenue A, East Village
212-473-3100, open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 pm until midnight, with brunch hours to be added soon