Better Luck Tomorrow
This neighborhood bar (a collaboration by Justin Yu and Bobby Heugel) is going strong, with a well-curated takeout menu and specials like pasta and salad on Tuesday and steak on Wednesday. Order this to go: The offerings change frequently, though stalwarts like a roasted half-chicken, mortadella sandwich, and fried calamari sandwich tend to stay put (the latter isn’t the best traveler if you have a ways to go, but it’s so good—the calamari crispy and tender, the cucumber crunchy, the horseradish sprightly—you might not care). Our Tuesday Supreme Pasta, which is modeled on, and tastes just like, a supreme pizza, was pure spicy comfort: rigatoni loaded with brick cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and pickled bell peppers. Pro tip: Don’t pass up the excellent to-go cocktails. Having dutifully tried them all, our favorites are the Pineapple Negroni and Salty Cat (gin and grapefruit).
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.