Raskin's is the kind of neighborhood Brooklyn restaurant where young and old, black and white, artists and professionals have mingled for generations. But now everything is about to change. Faced with a business slump, Ira, the stressed-out Jewish owner decides to shut down--or rather, sell out to a corporate gentrification plan implemented by Ron, an ambitious young black real estate developer. Smack in the middle of the controversy is Arthur, the loyal maitre'd and the restaurant's oldest employee. The story follows these three, as well as waiters and kitchen staff, over the course of a single tense day as all face an uncertain future with very mixed emotions and from diverse ethnic and cultural perspectives.