January 2012

Last seasons pants

January 31, 2012

Momoya-Oh Boya (Chelsea)

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185 Seventh Avenue (21st Street)
212-989-4466
www.themomoya.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Light wood and white like a lot of Japanese places, but with tables fairly close to create a nice buzz; huge garage doors open in the summer
  • sip: Sake, wine beer
  • savor: spicy tuna on crunchy rice; shumai; black dynamite roll; sushi pieces
  • sit: With the friends; with a date you are not embarrassed to be seen with; post-work dinner with co-worker
  • stilettos: We came here once dripping sweat after Bootcamp and were fine with it, but most people look nicer than that; Chelsea location gets a decent amount of people who work in fashion
  • spend: $$
  • address: 185 Seventh Avenue (21st Street)
  • phone number: 212-989-4466
  • website: www.themomoya.com

pants picks

good in the hoodno reservationssushi

As typical as it sounds, Momoya is the perfect place for “sushi with my girls.”  There is no bigger stereotype than a group of girlfriends meeting for some low fat food and juicy gossip, and due to its location and delicious options, Momoya tends to be our go-to spot.  If your talk tends to get […]

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January 27, 2012

Francisco’s Centro Vasco-Lalalalalala Lobster

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159 West 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th)
212-645-6224
www.franciscoscentrovasco.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: This place is a funny throwback; the walls are covered with an old if not pleasant mural of sunny seaside Spain; giant 20lb lobster claws dangle from the wall randomly, in case you forgot what the main attraction of this place is
  • sip: Red Sangria, aka Happy Juice
  • savor: Baked clams oreganato; lobster; shrimp with green sauce
  • sit: Bring anyone who can appreciate the novelty of this place, or wants a big lobster; definitely not a first date place, because you need to get down and dirty with some lobster and garlic to really understand what this place is about
  • stilettos: Fuck No
  • spend: $$
  • address: 159 West 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th)
  • phone number: 212-645-6224
  • website: www.franciscoscentrovasco.com

pants picks

good in the hoodlobsterSpanish

Francisco’s Centro Vasco is an old school throwback, where the  waiters are all dressed up and not much else is.  It is a precious rarity, a place that is so unpretentious and unhip that you can’t help but fall in love with it. The sign on 23rd Street feels iconic to me, and it is […]

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January 25, 2012

La Promenade des Anglais-Pants in France

buttons bursting open

461 West 23rd Street
(212) 255-7400
www.lapromenadenyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Aims to be like a spot on the Rivieria, but the references are more literal than they should be; large open room with a small bar
  • sip: Rose by the quartino
  • savor: Soup de poisson; trofie with tuna; croque monsieur
  • sit: With anyone really- a large group of ladies for lunch; on a double date; with parents
  • stilettos: Louboutin, YSL, Lanvin are all French...just saying...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 461 West 23rd Street
  • phone number: (212) 255-7400
  • website: www.lapromenadenyc.com

pants picks

FrenchHyped ChefSoup de Poisson

The Pants took a Sistermoon to the South of France last summer, and while our days were filled with sun, spf, and sips of rose, we also had a bigger goal on our mind: Soup de poisson. The traditional provencal fish soup is a favorite of Sister’s, and although we were able to snag amazing […]

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January 23, 2012

Indochine- Ab Fab

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430 Lafayette Street (between Astor and 4th Street)
212-505-5111
www.indochinenyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: I'm too sexy for my food
  • sip: Speciality cocktails- mojito, lychee saketini, etc
  • savor: A taco from La Esquina before your meal
  • sit: With your fabulous friends; with your anorexic friends
  • stilettos: Girl, you better work
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 430 Lafayette Street (between Astor and 4th Street)
  • phone number: 212-505-5111
  • website: www.indochinenyc.com

pants picks

Chews before you boozesexy sexy

Indochine has achieved a legendary status of chicness, even releasing a book featuring all of the fabulous people who have “dined” there during its first 25 years of existence.  Everyone from Madonna to outrageous drag queens and strung out Club Kids grace the pages, and they all have one thing in common: there is no […]

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January 18, 2012

Degustation- Foodie Fun

buttons bursting open

239 East 5th Street (off 2nd Ave)
212-979-1012
www.degustationnyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: it is all about the food here; all seats are situated on a wood bar around an open kitchen so that you can watch the chefs do their thang
  • sip: Spanish wines; cava
  • savor: croquettas; egg with pork belly
  • sit: I recommend going with only one other person, because unless you get corner seats, you sitting side by side, so it would be hard to chat with a group; this place is for serious foodies, so don't bring your picky or allergic friend
  • stilettos: Not needed; it is really nice looking, but the East Village after all; if you are on a date, feel free to look nice, you won't feel out of place, but by no means are heels required
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 239 East 5th Street (off 2nd Ave)
  • phone number: 212-979-1012
  • website: www.degustationnyc.com

pants picks

Counter culturecozyFoodie von FoodieSpanish

Degustation is a real gem of a restaurant, a true shrine dedicated to foodie activities.  The food is definitely the focus, unfortunately to the detriment of the service.  Service is friendly, but not polished, far from being on-par with the exquisite edibles that are produced right before your eyes.  The vibe is East Village casual, […]

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January 9, 2012

Blaue Gans-We’re Fans

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139 Duane Street (between Church and West Broadway)
212-571-8880
www.kg-ny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Charming neighborhood vibe with colorful movie posters on the walls; not much of a nod to anything Austrian, it look like a cute Euro bistro
  • sip: Austrian wines, beers
  • savor: Shnitzel of any kind
  • sit: With friends; with a date for a low-key night; alone...the menu actually offers a good mix of non-scary sounding dishes if people get freaked by schnitzel and sausage, so just about anyone should be able to find something to eat
  • stilettos: Do you know any Austrian shoe designers? No, neither do we...you don't need heels, Tribeca casual chic is fine, Baby Buggy optional...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 139 Duane Street (between Church and West Broadway)
  • phone number: 212-571-8880
  • website: www.kg-ny.com

pants picks

Austriangood in the hoodTribeca

Weiner Shnitzel just sounds funny, I don’t care how sophisticated you are.  However, once you get past that and embrace the weiner, you are in for a meaty treat. Shnitzel, for the unfamiliar, is an amazing invention consisting of meat (pork, veal) pounded  very thinly, breaded  and fried, similar to an Italian veal or chicken […]

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