I wanted to get chowhounders' views of the various izakayas around St. Marks. We go to Go but are a little tired of it. But that's the sort of thing we're looking for. We like Soba-ya but what we're looking for now is something more downscale. We have a new baby and need something simple and easy. And it shouldn't be too much farther east than the first block of St. Marks or it starts to get too far from home for us (Washington Square area).