Banana Leaf is a Sri Lankan restaurant in Chelsea, just a few blocks from Madison Square Garden. Don't know what Sri Lankan cuisine is? Not even sure where Sri Lanka is on the map? (Hint: it used to be called Ceylon.) Don't worry. With Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and English influences, Banana Leaf has something for everyone -- especially pork. Plus you don't have to schlep all the way out to Staten Island. Check it out here on YouTube:
Thanks again to the fine folks at Haas Productions, Ed and Johanna Haas, for making me look good. This is a family-oriented restaurant, so I had to keep it (relatively) clean, but I think enough of my stellar personality still comes shining through.