Once in a while it’s nice to escape the rigors of city life by grabbing a friend and heading to Windsor. Despite the crackdown since Sept. 11, getting across the river isn’t all that bad as long as you have proper ID and leave your box of weapons at home. Even when crossing is a hassle, the cozy delights offered at Chanoso’s restaurant and Milk Coffee Bar will make it a worthy trip. Chanoso’s serves stir-fries and Asian-fusion entrées for $6 to $9 in a romantic artsy café; while Milk offers European-style coffee drinks, sodas and sweets as well as choice beers, wines and liquors in a trippy, chill atmosphere perfect for conversation and reading. Call Milk to find out if they’re hosting live music.