I would like to take a friend out to dinner tonight. She used to live in New York but has since moved to Vermont and suffers from a lack of exciting food options. I'm hoping to find something that she can't get back home, so American-type restaurants are out (as are sushi and Thai, which have already been done). We love spicy food and are looking for something not too pricy where we can sit and talk (and where we don't need a reservation). We'll be in the Union Square area but are willing to walk for good food. Any ideas?