Aesthetically, Cravings is the anti-buffet—the futuristic back-lighted glass walls, dramatic geometric patterns, and low-slung chairs and tables give it the feel of a mod cafeteria from the next century. The brash lighting can be headache-inducing, but otherwise this is a fun, stylish place to nosh. You can even watch cooking shows on the several flat-screen TVs. Eleven separate cooking stations freshly prepare all types of eats, including all-American barbecue, wood-fired
pizza, Chinese entrées, Southwestern dishes, and even sushi. Many selections are made to order, and the Asian items consistently draw top praise. The dessert section—with hand-scooped Italian ice cream, coffee gelato, and chocolate mousse with raspberry puree—may entice you to skip the main course.