August 2011

Last seasons pants

August 24, 2011

The Fat Radish- Definitely Not Bad-ish

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17 Orchard Street (Canal & Hester)
212-300-4053
www.thefatradishnyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: During the week, graphic designers and the women to listen to them; a downtown/Brooklyn crows, very chill and NYC looking, definitely no corporate types; during the weekend, the crowd is a little trendier, dressed to go out to all of the new spots on the LES
  • sip: For brunch there are vegetable and fruit blends that seem healthy and gross until you realize that you can add booze to the green gunk; the downtown types seemed to all be drinking some beer with a red label; the wine list is reasonably priced and pretty easy to navigate
  • savor: cheeseburger; grilled cheese; celery root pie; the hummus special
  • sit: with your vegetarian friend; with your friend that lives downtown; there was an Ugly Betty spotting, so feel free to bring your celeb friend
  • stilettos: the servers wear flannel shirts and jeans and the bathroom is down a steep flight of stairs, so it is really more about the "chews" than the "Choos"
  • spend: $$
  • address: 17 Orchard Street (Canal & Hester)
  • phone number: 212-300-4053
  • website: www.thefatradishnyc.com

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Months ago, I was so excited to try the Fat Radish for the first time, I called in a favor and still settled for the “F-K You” time of 10pm.  It was a Saturday night and we made the Fat Radish a destination, and knocked out a few other places on the LES at the […]

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August 24, 2011

Locanda Verde- Living La Vida LOCA

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Greenwich Hotel, 377 Greenwich Street (at North Moore)
212-925-3797
www.locandaverdenyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: bustling; nicely lit and exposed brick space with big windows onto Tribeca; hidden outside courtyard area in the summer; walk-in friendly, which is convenient because getting a reservation here is as easy as getting an English speaking cabby...
  • sip: The Italian wine list has some nice affordable gems, such as the $60 Barbera d'Alba that I had
  • savor: meatball sliders; trofie with pesto; market bean salad with tuna dressing; chicken for two; branzino; cheese plate
  • sit: good for a catch up with some friends and a bottle of wine; nice date place, can head to Brandy Libray after for a cozy evening; also a good place to impress, because I am totally in awe when someone gets a reservation
  • stilettos: there are really two ways to go here: The "oh, yeah, I live around the corner in a loft with 4 nannies and don't dress up to roll in for a reservation at my local spot", or "this is a totally delicious and still buzzing joint that is worthy of me putting in a little effort." No Soulcycle shirts, Tribecos....
  • spend: $$
  • address: Greenwich Hotel, 377 Greenwich Street (at North Moore)
  • phone number: 212-925-3797
  • website: www.locandaverdenyc.com

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In full disclosure this review has been revisited a few times. Although Locanda Verde is now one of my favorite restaurants in all of the NYC, I apparently must of had some off-night experience a few years ago that originally left me with a bad taste in my mouth (figuratively, because all of the actual […]

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