For those who aren't keen on standing in line for a table at State Bird Provisions, or those who haven't managed to snag a decent reservation either there or at new next-door sister restaurant The Progress because they're so impossible to get unless you get up and log on at 4 a.m., here's a new pro tip: The Progress is now doing a bar menu of smaller dishes for $5 to $10, and all 20 seats at the bar are open for walk-ins.

Now, this news, which made it to Eater today, could prompt some new lines at The Progress, which is already packed given its pedigree and a three-star rave from Mr. Bauer last month. But it's still good news for anyone who wants to check the place out without committing to the $65 family-style prix fixe.

Think of it as a sampling of the regular menu for the guy/gal on the go. You can drop in, have a drink, and get a couple of $10, scaled-down versions of some of the yummy menu items like the cauliflower and pig fries, the spiced lamb tartare, or the rabbit and pork meatballs with blood orange and castelvetrano olives. And if you only have one drink, you're going to get out of there for $40, which is kind of unheard of these days.

See the whole bar menu here, which also includes a few $5 snacks.

Previously: Step Inside The Progress, The State Bird Spinoff That Opens Tuesday