Chef Bryant Ng, formerly of The Spice Table, is back in action with a bold Southeast Asian brasserie concept in the heart of Santa Monica. In our October issue Patric Kuh samples his new fare including Vietnamese-inflected charcuterie and a range of honest fusion cuisine normally reserved for a Singaporean hawkers market. Does he pick up where he left off at his old digs, or is the massive Rustic Canyon-backed Cassia just too much to handle? You’ll have to read Kuh’s full review—on newsstands now—to find out. For now, here are the sights.