Beet - In the newish genre of IKEA-style Southeast Asian joints (trendy, fusion-esque, yet affordable) that have spread like wildfire throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, it’s getting harder to tell the winners from the losers. Park Slope neophyte Beet earns a place on the winner's list with truly delicious and economical cuisine. The theme is obvious upon arrival courtesy of fuschia-stained walls and beet chips. Young scruffy Slopers lap up exotic martinis flavored with lychee and peach and chow on lemongrass- and curry-infused Thai/French fare. The Avocado Mango Salad is a standout and a steal at only $5. Also try the Cognac Ginger Beef for just $10, or create your own "Yummy" entree with a variety of sauces including Spicy Basil, Ginger, or Thai Peanut. Stop in for a drink and groove to the ambient zen-electro beats, but beware, Beet closes early enough to make it mainly a dinner spot.