[Illustration: Robyn Lee]

On this week's Ask the Critic, Carey listed some good neighborhood bars with great food, admitting that's more or less her favorite kind of bar:

I feel like every neighborhood should have this sort of reliable spot: a low-key bar good for socializing, good for drinking, and good for eating, too.

Read on for her picks here.

Have a question of your own you want answered? Email carey@seriouseats.com with the subject line Ask the Critic to submit your question. All emails will be read, but unfortunately not all can be answered. We look forward to hearing from you!

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