Food & Drink


Raucous Latin restaurants can be prime places to start your night -- unless you've got to bash through fifty raucous gringos just to quaff a Caipirinha at the bar. Hit Samba-Le, a just-opened Brazilian/Italian tapas joint in Alphabet City that hasn't blown up yet. Go immediately, before the place gets as jammed as other popular Latin spots, such as Boca Chica, Xunta, and Marc Anthony's bung.