February 2012

Last seasons pants

February 27, 2012

L’Artusi…L’ove it

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228 West 10th Street (between Bleecker and Hudson)
(212) 255-5757
www.lartusi.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: cozy and vibrant at the same time; dark walls with contrasting white bar seating that literally highlights the food show; quite noisy, nosey, so don't creep your neighbors' convo
  • sip: White Lambrusco; huge, slightly intimidatingly sized wine list, but plenty of delicious offerings for decent prices; staff is knowledgable and happy to assist with a selection;
  • savor: mushrooms with fried egg; spaghetti with chiles, ramps, and breadcrumbs; brussel sprouts; olive oil cake
  • sit: with someone who likes to share food; a date; not recommended for anyone who will dishing up a side of gossip, the tables are pretty close together
  • stilettos: not necessary, but the crowd was surprisingly put together for a Monday night; if you are on a date, feel free to do it up, but if you live in the neighborhood and just wanted to walk over, you would feel comfortable too
  • spend: $$
  • address: 228 West 10th Street (between Bleecker and Hudson)
  • phone number: (212) 255-5757
  • website: www.lartusi.com

pants picks

Counter culturegood in the hoodItalromantical

L’Artusi has been around for a few years, but has really settled into its place in the NYC dining scene as a true star. When it first opened, there was an extreme amount of hype (Joe Campanale is dreamy), and a few attempts at a reservation left me uninterested in a 10pm dining time. I […]

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February 12, 2012

Chin Chin- Fine China

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216 East 49th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
212-888-4555
www.chinchinny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Hmmm...large open dining room and smaller rooms in the back and off the main entrance; lightly colored walls showcase sepia tinged family photographs
  • sip: Full bar available
  • savor: Pan fried pork dumplings; hot and sour soup; spare ribs; shredded garlic chicken; Grand Marnier Shrimp; soft-shell crabs when in season
  • sit: With family; with your friend who doesn't buy into fancy Chinese food; anyone who wants Chinese on a Sunday night
  • stilettos: Not necessary at all; this is a neighborhood place, even if the waiters are in tuxes
  • spend: $$
  • address: 216 East 49th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
  • phone number: 212-888-4555
  • website: www.chinchinny.com

pants picks

Chinesefave

Chin Chin is my favorite Chinese food ever.  It might not be as good as what can be found at truly authentic holes in the walls in Chinatown, but I really don’t care. I have been going there for what seems like forever, and I have never been disappointed.  Jimmy, the owner is a true […]

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