Keeping in the spirit of LES dirty-good Mexican food, I would be wrong not to give honorary shots to The Hat (on Ludlow).  I’m certain we all have a Hat story. The one that’s fuzzy and grainy and running in your mind.  You can have a little meal there or sip a margarita or two or three. It’s been kicking since 1984 and locals and hipsters alike hit it.  The portions are big,cheap and standard but its old school and ambience which keeps the crowds coming. Even a guy like Joey Little Italy.

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