Housed in an apparently cursed building (remember Francis Restaurant?), Cruzroom's "Taco Lab" is anything but traditional. The tacos ($2.95 and up) are filled with lemongrass chicken, Yukon golds and ceviche, and range from blah to brilliant. The drinks, best enjoyed by candlelight near the garage-door-style windows, are equally ambitious: The Michael You Drive ($8, and seriously, don't drive) is a root-beer martini. Though hit and miss, the offerings are joyfully experimental and reason enough to hope Cruzroom survives longer than its predecessor. AP KRYZA.
Drink this: The Stones, Paris, Live '75 is loaded with New Deal gin, lemon juice and Champagne.
Happy hour: 50 cents off drafts and tacos, $1 off wine and cocktails until 6:30 pm daily.
Entertainment: DJs, knitting nights, Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, trivia Tuesdays.