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The quick lunch.

Sometimes it’s inevitable. You’ve got a million things going on. But that doesn’t mean you can’t execute it with a little style. A little Asian flair. Maybe a beer float...

Welcome to the sharp, modern and shamelessly punny Take a Bao, your new home for lunchtime bao buns and cocktails inside a modern cube, opening today in Studio City.

First off: you might be familiar with the original Take a Bao stand in the food court of the Westfield Century City. This... isn’t that. (But it’s from the same people.) It’s more like a full restaurant inside a crazy shell of random squares that lights up at night, so it can be seen from Mulholland. (Okay, not that far. But far.)

You’ll order at the counter and take a number to your table, and you’ll probably want to start with some Lemongrass Caramel Chicken Wings. Then, choose from plenty of bao—warm, soft Asian buns filled with everything from duck confit to grilled pork loin. For dessert: maybe a Chocolate S’more Bao.

And because it has a full bar, you’ll wash it all down with Basil Lemonades (there’s vodka), Hemingway Daiquiris (there’s rum) or a Coffee Toffee Stout Float: an Old Rasputin with chocolate fudge and Milk’s coffee toffee ice cream.

Okay, so it might not be that quick of a lunch.

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