November 2011

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November 30, 2011

Strip House- A Good Place to “Meat”

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13 East 12th Street (between University and 5th)

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

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  • scene: Sexy red walls add a bordello type feel, with old fashioned masculine touches that keep it from being hokey; cozy and buzzy at the same time
  • sip: A dirty martini at a steakhouse necessity; slightly over-priced wines available by glass and bottle
  • savor: Steakhouse faves with decadent twists; garlic bread with gorgonzola fondue; truffle creamed spinach; 24 layer chocolate cake
  • sit: This place is really good for just about any carnivore gathering- dates, large groups, or Guy's Night Out; seats at the bar go fast, but the environment is far from stuffy, so it could be both a special occasion place or just your go-to steak joint
  • stilettos: Steak places are not usually high fashion (except Marble Lane) , so its more Ralph Lauren than Commes de Garcons; feel free to dress for your date... no hats on men are allowed in dining room
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 13 East 12th Street (between University and 5th)
  • phone number: 212-328-0000
  • website:

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The Strip House is charming in a way that is rare (ha ha) for a steakhouse- everything about it extremely well done (ha ha). The atmosphere is a not all boys clubby (Old Homestead), Old New York (The Palm) or trendy (STK, Marble Lane), but rather an intoxicating mix of bordello and masculinity.  I can […]

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November 7, 2011

Bet on Saxon and Parole

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316 Bowery (at Bleecker)

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Steakhouse-light; Not quite Barnyard on the Bowery, but there is rustic horsey theme; low lights and some manly touches
  • sip: Old Fashioned; seasonal speciality cocktails and slightly over-priced wines by the glass
  • savor: Chicken Liver Pot of Deliciousness; razor clam appetizer; pork chop; potato salad
  • sit: This could be a good place to Bro-out, or take people on an expense account; groups of women could try to find lighter bites on the menu, but I think men would appreciate this place a little bit more
  • stilettos: Gucci horse-bit pieces and Hermes leathers would fit right in the equine theme; bathroom is downstairs so make sure you can strut in your shoes
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 316 Bowery (at Bleecker)
  • phone number: 212-254-0350
  • website:

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Giddy-up! I don’t know why I was surprised by the pleasant experience that I had at Saxon and Parole, but it definitely exceeded my expectations and I am happy to spread the word.   Besides the recent New York Times review, there was definitely less press/hype for Saxon and Parole than other recent restaurant openings, […]

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