I work nights on the LES (Ludlow/Stanton). My after-shift regulars are Li'l Frankies, Meatball Shop, Bereket, and the taco cart at Ave. B & 2nd. When I'm a bit flush, Schiller's or 'ino teca. Every once in a while I'll venture up to Veselka, but my apt. is on 5th St & 1st Ave, so I consider that to be ever-so-slightly out of the way.
What are some of your late-night go-tos in this area? I'm impatiently waiting for Blue Ribbon to open in the former Shang space in March...