I'm having dinner with a friend tomorrow night before going to a 10pm party on Mott and Spring. We would like to eat nearby but I am blanking on ideas. I was thinking something along the lines of Little Giant which I have always wanted to try, but the prices look a little steep for this occassion--I'd like to take it just one notch down. It is fine if some entrees are over $20 but I'd like to at least be able to get a bowl of pasta (if the place happens to be Italian) for under that (ie. no Peasant). I'm not a fan of Cafe Habana. Any cuisine is fine, and we may just end up going to chinatown, but any ideas for something in the immediate vicinity?