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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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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November 21, 2016

When Siblings Meet: Entertaining Tips from The Cheese Twins

Charlie and Michael Kalish, The Cheese Twins, are hunks of cheese; literally. It would be unfair to omit this fact from any description of them, a terrible disservice to our dedicated readers. They are a combined thirteen vertical feet of handsome cheese knowledge, with a laid back graciousness that makes their expertise approachable and conversational, […]

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October 14, 2016

Hail Mary- Hail Yes

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Hip retro diner that is not trying too hard
  • sip: Fun, soda counter inspired cocktails with a kick; BOOZY EGG CREAM; also beer wine, etc
  • savor: Fried burrata; turkey club; fried chicken; burger
  • sit: With a group for a night out; with a friend at the bar for drinks and bites after work; by yourself at the bar to cure all that ails you
  • stilettos: Ride the retro theme in some Chuck Taylors, no need to get fancy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 68 Greenpoint Avenue (BK)
  • phone number: (347)422-0645
  • website: hailmarybk.com

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To quote Crazy Stupid Love, Hail Mary is the “perfect combination of sexy and cute.” It is located in Greepoint (cute), run by Ham and Sohla, a husband and wife team who met in culinary school (sexy), has a laid-back retro diner vibe (cute) and features homemade ingredients (sexy sexy.) Hail Mary is also both a destination and […]

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September 28, 2016

The Pants the Pants Love

Pants.  Our whole brand started with a discussion about pants. and they still represent the biggest struggle in our life: how do we eat the way the we like to eat (until our buttons burst) and still look cute? I am sure that of the proposed sports intended to be performed in “athleisure wear,” a professional eating […]

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September 26, 2016

Zadie’s Oyster Room- One Shell of a Great Place

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Casual old -time charm with lots of high top tables and a good bar
  • sip: Beer and rosé pair especially well with oysters
  • savor: Oysters in all forms; raw, baked, fried, steamed...
  • sit: Date night done right!
  • stilettos: Nautical stripes are always a good idea when eating oysters, but jeans and sneakers are fine, unless you are on a date, then a dress and flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 413 East 12th Street, between First and A
  • phone number: (646) 602-1300
  • website: www.zadiesoysterroom.com

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Zadie’s Oyster Room gives its namesake bivalves the royal treatment. The beauty of oysters lies in their simplicity; they are often eaten completely on their own, fresh out of the water, bursting with briney goodness, with only a simple mignonette sauce or a squeeze of lemon. Zadie’s honors oysters in not only their most natural form, but […]

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September 20, 2016

Pants Picks- Chelsea

My first apartment in New York City was on 23rd Street  and Sixth Avenue, and my second was on 26th and Sixth, right around the corner from where one bomb was detonated and another was placed.  The neighborhood has changed a lot in the time since I have lived there, but those blocks will always […]

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