Four Man Ladder, the restaurant group behind Midtown’s Grey Ghost and nearby Second Best, announced the name of its new dining concept at the Eddystone building redevelopment.
Called Basan, the restaurant is named after mythological fire-breathing, bird-like fowl. It’s slated to open next year. Basan’s kitchen will be centered around a Robata grill, according to a news release. The flavors and dishes are inspired by the Asian street food of izakaya, which are Japanese restaurants known as casual places for food and drink.
A sample of the Basan menu debuted at Grey Ghost in Midtown on Halloween night at a sold-out event. Guests got a first taste of dishes, including fried bologna bao (roasted jalapeño kewpie, cheddar crisp), shiitake chawanmushi (fried maitake, puffed black rice, egg yolk) and glazed short ribs with wasabi-potato dumplings.
“Given the historic Eddystone’s proximity to Little Caesars Arena, we knew this concept needed to match