February, 2011

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15 East- Oh Baby I like it Raw

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
  • spend: $
  • address: 15 East 15th Street (Between Union Square and 5th)
  • phone number: 212-647-0015
  • website: www.15eastrestaurant.com

Standard Grill

As excited as I was to finally meet Matthew Williamson, my most favorite designer, I obviously needed to figure out where to eat after the party.  I am sure that most fashionistas attending the party were not bothered with such concerns, but food is always ahead of fashion for me.  I happened to be in the Meatpacking District early on...
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Fred’s at Barney’s…For Ladies who Lunch, and Drink…

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
  • spend: $$
  • address: 660 Madison Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 833-2200
  • website: www.barneys.com
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Balaboosta- As much fun to eat there as it is to say it

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
  • spend: $$
  • address: 214 Mulberry Street (Spring Street)
  • phone number: (212)-966-7366
  • website: www.balaboostanyc.com