The recently opened Pod 39 hotel (39th btw. Lexington and 3rd) caters to budget travelers. The innovative Pod Hotel concept is to pack smaller rooms with efficient space and up-to-date technology services into a midtown hotel building. Charge a little less, and cater to lone or minimalist travelers who are probably on the hipper side and don’t suffer from claustrophobia. According to Eater New York, Pod 39′s recently opened rooftop bar will roll out a full taqueria menu in a few weeks. The New York Times also reports Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield (think Spotted Pig, the Breslin and John Dory Oyster Bar — all out of ML’s price range) are the brains of this operation and will serve tacos with unconventional fillings. Will the “shoestring” ethos of this budget hotel translate to the bar and taqueria? We shall see.