Café Bari's Velvet Rope Keeps You Away From Diddy, Day-Old Pizza

Velvet Rope

This food won't let you in unless you're hot.Photo: Daniel Maurer

This weekend we were combing Broadway for an outfit that would get us into Upstairs, Danny As club on the second floor of Caf Bari (and the location of Diddys most recent fisticuffs), when we passed the caf/club itself and saw its once intimidating velvet rope doing its day job: guarding a display table of rather foul-looking dishes. Mind you, this wasnt kitschy plastic display food like in Japan, but an actual burger, pizza, and pasta exposed to the elements all day. It took away whatever remaining luster this place had.