February 2011

Last seasons pants

February 24, 2011

Drop Your Pants For: Penn Station Popcorn

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

February 24, 2011

15 East- Oh Baby I like it Raw

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15 East 15th Street (Between Union Square and 5th)
212-647-0015
www.15eastrestaurant.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Casually elegant dining room that can be a little noisy; brighter sushi bar area that fills up
  • sip: only sake beer and wine are available; I like 3 out of 2
  • savor: for real, everything is amazing; the bluefin tuna tartar appetizer is a Pants favorite; in the summer months, the Copper River Salmon is not to be missed, I think we have single handedly lead to their extinction
  • sit: this is not for the California roll and sake bombing crowd, take them to Mizu; although we treat 15 East as our weekly sushi destination, it is actually rather elegant and pricey, so company should be the same
  • stilettos: no need to break out the big dogs here, but this not a place to come in your Lulu's after Physique with the girls...
  • spend: $
  • address: 15 East 15th Street (Between Union Square and 5th)
  • phone number: 212-647-0015
  • website: www.15eastrestaurant.com

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sushi

To be clear, I am a little weird about Sushi- I need to really be in the mood for it, and it took me a long time to get into the texture.  I would always get into the sashimis and stuff at Nobu, but never really had it in me to branch out past rolls […]

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February 23, 2011

Fred’s at Barney’s…For Ladies who Lunch, and Drink…

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660 Madison Avenue
(212) 833-2200
www.barneys.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: And be scene!! It's Birkins and Babies and facelifts, oh my!
  • sip: There is a full service bar; I usually opt for a sancerre or bloody mary, because I am dainty; men can feel free to have a beer
  • savor: Chicken soup; Emilia Romana pizza; Mark's Madison avenue salad; Penne arriabiatta; chicken paillard
  • sit: With the ladies, with your sugar daddy, with your family; best seats are in the front room, back room is sort of like siberia, but unless you are UES royalty, you can't always avoid it
  • stilettos: Feel free to do it up, this is in Barney's after all. I have nothing to prove, so jeans and hot shoes are the option for me; it is handbags on parade here...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 660 Madison Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 833-2200
  • website: www.barneys.com

pants picks

fancy pantsladies who lunch

I love this place, and to me its about the food. A restaurant in Barney’s wouldn’t necessarily have to have amazing food;  it already has a built in customer base, and let’s face(lift) it, a lot of these ladies dont’ really lunch.  However, Barney’s has itself a great little Italian oasis in the middle of […]

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February 13, 2011

Balaboosta- As much fun to eat there as it is to say it

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214 Mulberry Street (Spring Street)
(212)-966-7366
www.balaboostanyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Small restaurant that doesn’t feel that way because of the large windows in the front; dimly lit candles create a cozy vibe, and noise level is not too bad
  • sip: creative cocktails; wine list has some unfamiliar options, but staff is helpful
  • savor: hummus; meatballs; cauliflower; sea bass; lamb lamb lamb
  • sit: With friends that like to share food; not a bad date place but the menu is a little exotic
  • stilettos: not necessary but there is a good looking crowd
  • spend: $$
  • address: 214 Mulberry Street (Spring Street)
  • phone number: (212)-966-7366
  • website: www.balaboostanyc.com

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Balaboosta means “good housewife” in Yiddish, which tickles me. For a while I thought that it meant “impossible to get into”, but in the end the wait was worth it.  I chock up the inability to score a reservation to the rather small size of the restaurant, not a “holier than thou” attitude like the […]

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