When Juliet wonders aloud "What's in a name?" in the second act of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, she's already so incapacitated by her love for Romeo, so deep in the throes of her existential and romantic entanglement, that within a matter of a few lines she announces with unwavering conviction that the name of a person or object, whether assigned by family or self-imposed, attached to a man or a flower, is arbitrary. Juliet is the antithesis of the modern-day brand specialist. She muses that calling a rose a rose or a Montague a Montague doesn't shape its perception or identity, nor does it detract from its inherent nature. Well, after several visits to Tibet Kitchen in Stevens Square, the renamed and recently reopened eatery that customers might recognize as the former Gangchen Bar and Restaurant, I can't say I was fully converted to Juliet's school of thought. Though dishes like Thai-style red curry and Vietnamese basil beef had familiar elements and were enjoyable in their own way, they didn't match up to the experience one would expect from their... More >>>