After a couple Heinnieweisse, we decided to try the food. We normally give restaurants a couple weeks before we review them, so this is not a review (besides, these are the guys who run Bohemian and I've written about art there and they recognized me when I walked in, so I wouldn't be a fair reviewer, but I was hungry). And, in a non-formal review kind of way, I have to say the food was fucking incredible. The pork belly tacos with kimchi and a fresh cucumber on house made tortillas were the perfect snack, with the right balance of crisp, smooth, heat and cool. The lychee fruit was a great palate cleanser (and yo, Chris La Martina, if you need it to look like somebody's eating eyeballs in one of your flicks, lychee is the fruit for you!). There were also chicken wings, but my drinking buddy got to those before I ever got to try them. Which was a fair enough trade for me, because that meant I got the sublime quail egg. They also have chicken feet.
During Artscape all individual plates of food are $4 and the the chef's plate, which contained all of the above, which is normally $12 will be discounted. Chef Gerri Mak can make the chef's plate to order--if you want it all vegetarian, he can do it up for you, for instance (and everything is gluten free)--but it's best to let him bring you what he's feeling. At least that worked for us. Beatnik is a serious place and in a perfect location as Station North begins to extend up towards Remington and Charles Village. It's likely where we'll be spending a lot of our Artscape downtime.