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August 8, 2017

Pants Rant- Sadelle’s

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Last Friday was pretty hot, but it was our experience at Sadelle’s that really had our blood boiling. It has been a while since I have been compelled to rant, and  dining at Sadelle’s always hugs the line between enjoyable and infuriating, but it was none of the expected inconveniences (the prices, the noise, the pace) that […]

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August 2, 2017

The Grill- Nipped, Tucked and Ready For its Close-Up

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The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Legendary 80's opulence updated for the selfie-taking generation
  • sip: Sip Sip Sip until you are numb enough to get the bill
  • savor: Pasta A La Presse; Dover Sole; Prime Rib; mashed potatoes
  • sit: With your hubby for a special night out; With co-workers to celebrate a big deal; With friends from out of town, or your parents.
  • stilettos: Yes Queen! Work it out girl, wear your uptown finest, break out all the labels and take selfies in the glamorous bathroom
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 99 East 52nd Street
  • phone number: 212 375 9001
  • website: www.thegrillnewyork.com

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June 27, 2017

Fusco- A Must Go

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The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sophistication without stuffiness
  • sip: You can have whatever you like...
  • savor: Stromboli; short rib; pomodoro; duck agnolotti
  • sit: On a date; with parents; alone at the bar
  • stilettos: More Manolo than Marant; perfect place for that "day to night" dress you bought...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 43 East 20th Street (between Park and Broadway)
  • phone number: (212) 777-5314
  • website: www.fusconewyork.com

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date nightHyped ChefPasta

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I am going to stand strong behind my glowing recommendation for Fusco, but I will note that Daryl’s experience was less stellar than mine. I found everything about Fusco to be above par, including the decor, the service and of course the food, and have been aggressively recommending it ever since I dined there. I […]

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Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Industrial yet cozy, low key neighborhood spot
  • sip: Lots of wine, craft cocktails
  • savor: Any of the fresh, local salads; braided ravioli; sandwiches (lunch), fried chicken (dinner)
  • sit: With a date for the weeknight bite; with a friend to catch up and carb up for breakfast or lunch
  • stilettos: No need to spend a lot of bread on your outfit to eat this bread; think Rag and Bone and fun sneakers
  • spend: $$
  • address: 285 Third Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • phone number: 718-576-3360
  • website: http://www.runnerandstone.com/

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bakeryBKBrooklyn stand UPbrunchcozyfried chickengood in the hoodGowanusGroups

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There have been a lot of great restaurant openings in the Gownaus area, as the industrial buildings are being snapped up and the area that surrounds a once radioactive canal is actually becoming quite hip. While it’s not a huge neighborhood, there is fun (Royal Palms Shuffle Board), plenty of alfresco hanging (Lavender Lake, Pig Beach), and […]

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June 3, 2017

Father’s Day Recommendations, because we love Big Poppa

We can’t pretend to help with all Daddy issues, but when it comes to Father’s Day, we can take the stress out of deciding where to eat. Whether the plan is a big brunch or an intimate dinner, below are some choices that are sure to make your Father happy, no matter how badly you […]

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February 28, 2017

Union Square Cafe-Guess Who’s Back?

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The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Classic upscale tavern that feels both informal professional
  • sip: Small pours of wine, cocktails, etc
  • savor: Cauliflower Sformato; any pasta; USC burger
  • sit: With your parents for a special dinner; with friends from out of town; by yourself at the bar
  • stilettos: Union Square Cafe is very quintessential New York, so just about anything goes. A neat appearance seems appropriate, can't go wrong with a nice button down and stilettos
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 101 East 19th Street (entrance on Park)
  • phone number: 212-243-4020
  • website: www.unionsquarecafe.com

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ClassicEat at the BarPastaspecial occassion

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As  (former) long time Union Square residents, Union Square Cafe holds a special place in the hearts of the Pants. Union Square Cafe and its iconic sign were synonymous with the neighborhood of its origin, it’s vibe so effortlessly low- key, that the exceptional service and high-quality food were a comforting surprise. The closure of Union Square Cafe […]

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February 9, 2017

Sister In Singapore – An Introduction & Hawker Center Foodporn

Ahhh traveling – in my opinion, there’s nothing better than exploring the sites, sounds, and tastes of a new place. That said, once I know where I’m going, I spend endless hours planning out where to eat. Life’s too short for shitty meals, and if I’m visiting somewhere I may never be again, well, the […]

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December 14, 2016

The All Buttons Bursting Holiday Gift Guide

Well jingle our balls, its that time again! Whether you are a Shiksa Santa or a Merry Menorah Mama, ’tis the season for gift-gifting, and The Pants are here to help! We love giving thoughtful gifts, and also appreciate the impact of a present of pure whimsy.  We have two schools of thought when it comes to giving […]

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December 12, 2016

Leuca- Love at First Bite

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The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Simultaneously light and cozy, with the smells from the wood burning oven filling the room
  • sip: Cocktails and beers and wine oh my!
  • savor: Whipped ricotta; burrata pasta, chicken for two
  • sit: Date-worthy; with a small group for a lovely night out; with your parents to show them Brooklyn isn't so bad
  • stilettos: Not formal at all, but dress like you would for a cool place in downtown NYC; if on a date, you won't feel out of a place in a cute dress and boots
  • spend: $$$
  • address: William Vale Hotel, 11 North 12th Street (BROOKLYN)
  • phone number: (718) 581-5900
  • website: www.leuca.com

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BKchicken for twodate nightHyped ChefItalian

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“Hey, honey, let’s go to a super-trendy hot spot in Brooklyn for a drink at the bar where we need a reservation and then to the new restaurant in the hotel,” is not usually the way to get my husband out of the house. “Andrew Carmelllini is the chef and there is a chicken on […]

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November 28, 2016

Augustine and Be Scene

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Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Blink and you are in Paris
  • sip: Any crafted cocktail, wine, etc...
  • savor: Cheese soufflé; crab salad; burger, uni spaghetti
  • sit: With a date you want to impress; with another fun couple; with a girl friend for some quality time over wine and fries
  • stilettos: This place is hot hot hot, so do it up, French chic; Isabel Marant, YSL, but make sure you can strut in your shoes because the bathroom is really far
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 5 Beekman Street
  • phone number: 212-375-0010
  • website: http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/the-beekman

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bistroburgerFrenchHot SpotHotel dining

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It’s been a while since I have been out and about with the beautiful people on a Monday night, and to be honest it felt fantastic.  I air-kissed and smiled my way through several unexpected run ins with old friends at the Beekman, and I enjoyed every minute it.  The Beekman is one of the […]

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