I’ve seen a lot of recession meal deals come across my desk in the last several months, but I can’t say that one has impressed me more than the everyday offerings at Delite.

On Friday night a friend and I stopped into the South Broadway small-plates restaurant, and ordered up three generously-portioned dishes for less than $20. We started with the Mexico-inspired sopes ($6)–fried dough, laden with dark black beans, and a savory tomato salsa–and followed with the sweet hoisin-glazed pork buns ($6) and creamy deviled eggs ($4) topped with basil pesto and crispy bacon.

The three plates combined were enough for a light dinner, and their flavors a quick dash around the world. With that alone, we could have left happy. But once our plates were done, we lingered enjoying the retro-modern spot’s bustle. The tables were packed, we were wedged against the bar, and hassle of the economy felt far away.

Bonus: Drop in for Delite’s happy hour, 4-6 p.m. daily, for an even cheaper meal. All food is half off and well drinks, beer, and the house wine are two for one.

32 S. Broadway, 303-722-1278