Pagona runs the front of the house with a deft touch; usually by the time diners leave, they feel like they have a new BFF in Crete. Pagona's mother is the force behind this straightforward taverna's kitchen and she sends out a steady stream of traditional meze (appetizers) and grilled dishes that are simple but bursting with flavor. Among the specialties are baked feta with peppers, scrumptious meatballs and chicken in tomato sauce, but take Pagona's advice on what to order: she'll steer you towards what's freshest that day. Many nights there is live music.