For the Pearl District’s neon-lit Pink Rabbit, the name—an homage to dad-rock royalty the National—is only the beginning of a very strong theme. There are mixtape-shaped menus with drinks named after hits by Nirvana and Fiona Apple. Songs by the Smiths and every band that’s ever sounded like the Smiths echo through the space. And on the wall there is (get this) an actual pink rabbit painted by National lead singer Matt Berninger. Big ups to owner-operators Tyler Stevens and Billy Wilson (owner of successful coffee microchain Barista), who manage to imbue the potentially lifeless concept with solid Asian-fusion eats—banh mi hot dogs to chow mein—exciting drinks, and a human pulse. It’s not all perfect, but the happy hour exclusive Heart-Shaped Box is a simple, addictive vodka-and-passion-fruit elixir, and the savory-spicy pork tendon nachos haunt.