Going to Txikito for dinner, any must have dishes and recs for drinks near by?
i agree with you on mixology bs.
txikito's sister wine bar el quinto pino is a great place for a glass of wine while you wait. i havent been there since it became larger but have had enjoyable times there whenever i go.
i havent been to txikito in 2-3 years at this point but the squid ribbons is a signature dish. they usually have a roast pork dish as a special...
bathtub gin is at 19th+9th inside Stone St. Coffee, wicked close to txikito, but it is of the 'craft cocktail' BS.
Tipsy Parsons is also near by just a block north of bathtub gin.
you could also hustle over to 10th - both Red Cat and Trestle on Tenth have bars where you get 'drinks' nearby.
Went for dinner on Sat. Had about 10 dishes. Most were not memorable. Like the mushroom grilled cheese and the chorizo hash. The suckling pig was very salty. I would not reccomend folks going here for a destination dinner but fine if your in the hood and looking for small plates.
Went to the Tipler under Chelsea Market for drinks after which was excellent.