June 2011

Last seasons pants

June 17, 2011

Telepan- Yummy with a side of Asshole

button undone

72 West 69th (between Columbus and Central Park West)

Good. But you'll still be able to go dancing after your meal.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Awkward collection of rooms that are light filled and pleasant, if not in an odd color scheme; Almost every table is a banquet or booth, which is nice; cramped bar area when you first walk in
  • sip: wine
  • savor: smoked trout; quail; salmon
  • sit: with patient people who have tolerance for cold food and snotty waiters
  • stilettos: this is the UWS, so I am still not really sure what goes on up here; it is definitely a dining destination, but people in these parts wear all sorts of things…
  • spend: $$
  • address: 72 West 69th (between Columbus and Central Park West)
  • phone number: (212)580-4300
  • website: www.telepan-ny.com

pants picks

dumb dumb dumbHyped Chef

“I don’t know what to tell you.  You can keep asking me the same question and I will keep telling you that everything is good.” File under: First offensive thing that our asshole waiter at Telepan said to us.  Curious and educated eaters that we are, we tend to ask questions about flavor compositions of […]

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June 3, 2011

Drop Your Pants for: Joe’s Tuna Salad

100 Collins Avenue

June 1, 2011

Boulud Sud: Better-teranean Food

buttons bursting open

20 West 64th Street
www.danielnyc.com (there is music)

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: civilized but not stuffy; minimally done dining room with soft-ish lighting and a buzz from all large open kitchen populated by cute men
  • sip: wine- there is a focus on Mediterranean wines that could encourage taking a shot blindly and trying something new; or you can stick to old standards, they say there are bottles from $25, so...
  • savor: hummus; eggplant; lamb; scallops; the breads
  • sit: people who like to share food; parents or out of towners who want to check out Lincoln Center; suitable for a business dinner
  • stilettos: the crowd was shockingly less khaki than I expected for the UWS, pretty polished and dressed for a Tuesday night; that being said, no need to be super trendy, just nice and classic
  • spend: $$
  • address: 20 West 64th Street
  • phone number: 212-595-1313
  • website: www.danielnyc.com (there is music)

pants picks

DanielWell Fed Med

Why did the Pants cross town? To get to Boulud Sud!  Unfortunately, “sud” does not refer to southern Manhattan,  but rather Meditteranean flavors, so our journey to “Sud” began with us heading North, to the UWS, right across from Lincoln Center.   It’s no secret that Daniel Boulud is worth traveling for, and there is […]

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