New York minute/Mid-July 2009

The stingily good: Bar Luna, where three of us under-ordered and over-drank because it was $34 a head and we only had three shared apps. Teeny apps. I’m taking it on faith that there was tasso in the manchego fritters. Burrata with roasted peppers was a similarly dainty portion of cheese, but the peppers were surprisingly gutsy. Polenta with wild mushrooms was the real winner. We sat outside, definitely preferable to the gloomy and mostly empty indoors. And we tipped more than the service warranted; it ranged from distracted to negligent. WIGB? Maybe, some night when we want a tasty little snack at an inflated price and feel like walking a few blocks farther than Pudding Stones. 511 Amsterdam Avenue near 85th Street, 212 362 1098.