Big Night Entertainment Group specializes in Asian-themed restaurant-lounges, adding Empire to Red Lantern and Shrine. One has to hand it to them. They seem to have found a business model that works. Some get sniffy about places like Empire not being “authentic,” whatever that means in a world where culinary influences spread as rapidly as any form of data. It might be useful to think of them, instead, as giving a new and wider audience a taste for Asian flavors.