The first time I came across “Buddha-Bar” was in a Facebook event invitation a few months ago. It was only a split second before I deleted it, but the name stuck. Then in April I was in Washington and a branch opened right next to my daughter’s apartment building. The signature decoration makes you feel like you are inside a temple with a giant statue of Buddha — just add a bar and dining tables. It’s sort of an upscale P.F. Chang, the upscale Chinese restaurant chain in the U.S.