On the one hand, Dusek’s is a gastropub serving food that is as down-to earth as one of their roasted pretzels tucked with cheese and hot beer mustard. On the other hand, it's just the place to meet for a bite before heading to nearby Thalia Music Hall. The space seems dark and moody, but everyone is having a rollicking good time. Its front room is like a tavern, while the back is a dining room warmed by wood-burning ovens. Menu favorites include a boudin blanc sandwich with beef-fat fries; and bacon-covered country pâté with toasted crostini. Close out with an American mash-up of the classic Paris-Brest, featuring chocolate and peanut butter. The craft beer selection is terrific with mostly local varietals, so ask your server for pairing suggestions.