Alfresco Alert: La Esquina Gets Sidewalk Seating

For those about to tac, we salute you.Photo: Daniel Maurer

As if La Esquina werent sceney enough, everyones favorite mock taqueria now has first-come-first-serve sidewalk seating from 6 p.m. to midnight, essentially making it the Pastis of Little Italy and bringing the neighborhood, with the help of Bowie's burlesque joint, one step closer to becoming the meatpacking district. By the way, while were on the subject: Please, people, its pronounced Es-KEE-na and not Es-QUEE-na. And (same people) don't refer to empa-NA-das as em-PIATAs unless youre actually planning to strike them with a bat to make meat rain from them. Thats all.