Xixa: 241 S 4th St., (718) 388-8860
Two Courses: Jason Marcus must have friends in high places to have made the Bib-Gourmand list twice. Not that this year-old Mexican small plates spot isn’t deserving (not to mention impressively affordable). It’s also an excellent excuse to go veg, as our favorite dishes (Thai Guacamole for $5, Carrot ‘Elote’ for $6, burrata-stuffed Chile Rellenos, also $6), owe nothing to animal flesh.
Wine or Dessert: Not that we’re actual vegetarians, especially not after a shot or two of Duck Fat Mezcal, accented with a slice of grapefruit and a chili-salt chaser.