1 Tapas. The best tapas experience I've had was at
Xunta in the East Village(174 1st Ave). Subterranean
atmosphere and genuine, well considered tapas.
2. Jazz. Two suggestions. Zinno on W 13th - the food
is pleasant but not special. Ever-changing jazz
combos allow you to find an evening that will suit
your inclinations. Jazz Standard (16th?) - There is
an interest in providing a better than average food
experience. Again, frequently changing groups allow
you to find great musical opportunities. These places
are not pricy.