Best Bar Dining - 2000
Despite the city's seemingly endless supply of fine dining destinations -- an embarrassment of riches that, we've heard, may soon result in restaurants opening inside of one another for lack of space -- getting a table on a weekend at a popular spot can still be difficult, and Mecca is no exception. Fortunately, Mecca also serves its full menu at the bar, providing access to ever-changing, often-brilliant seasonal fare, not to mention those cool little peephole lights that make your drink change colors as you eat. Of course, getting a seat at the bar is no picnic either. One hint: Strike up a conversation with someone who seems about to leave. Another: "Man, this dynamite itches!"