The culinary arts meet the visual arts this Second Saturday when Suleka Sun-Lindley introduces Level Up Food & Lounge during the city's monthly art walk. A second-floor extension of her family's Thai Basil restaurant at 25th and J, Level Up will specialize in cocktails inspired by Southeast Asian herbs and fruits and small plates of the region's street foods.
While the menu downstairs will remain unchanged, the selection upstairs will include such libations as a "lychee mojito" and such dishes as fried chicken nuggets with roasted chilies and basil, Indian-style curry puffs, and duck salad rolls.
After Saturday's debut, the lounge is to open on a regular basis the following week, possibly Tuesday, maybe Thursday. Tentative hours will be 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. for brunch Friday through Sunday. The phone number is to be (916) 448-8768.