March 2012

Last seasons pants

March 21, 2012

Posto- Because Thin is Always In

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310 Second Avenue (at 18th Street)
212-716-1200
www.postothincrust.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Dark wood pizza clubhouse; some outside seating
  • sip: Yummy wines available in by the glass in water glasses
  • savor: Pizza pizza pizza; bread pudding
  • sit: With anyone, you should not be friends with people who can not enjoy a quiet night of pizza and booze
  • stilettos: No...you will be so full that you will waddle out like J Simps in her 3rd trimester, so why complicate things?
  • spend: $
  • address: 310 Second Avenue (at 18th Street)
  • phone number: 212-716-1200
  • website: www.postothincrust.com

pants picks

casualgood in the hoodpizza

Growing up in the Garden State, The Pants were taught many things from a young age: A handbag is a “pockabook;  any special occasion means it’s time to hit the tanning bed; sandwiches on long bread are called “subs;  and of course,  pizza should be thin.  Our parents always took us to their no-frills favorite […]

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March 12, 2012

Burger and Barrel- Mystery on Houston

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25 West Houston (between Greene and Mercer)
(212)334-7320
www.burgerandbarrel.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Man-caveish and warmly lit; lots of wood and casual/cool touches- not kitschy but not completely organic
  • sip: Beer; wine; cocktail list left a little to be desired
  • savor: Classic Burger; Fries
  • sit: With patient people; small groups of people that like to share and try things; vegetarians are welcome, the veggie burger seems to be a hit
  • stilettos: Not necessary at all, especially if you are going to have to get your own food
  • spend: $$
  • address: 25 West Houston (between Greene and Mercer)
  • phone number: (212)334-7320
  • website: www.burgerandbarrel.com

pants picks

burgersFriesgood in the hood

If a wine glass sits empty for ages, and a server never notices, is it really empty? Who doesn’t love a mystery? There is nothing like a real whodunnit that keeps you gripped until the last second. However in the tale of “Who at Burger and Barrel is Waiting on Me?”, there was no resolution, […]

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March 5, 2012

La Grenouille- Food Amongst the Flowers

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3 East 52nd Street (off 5th Ave)
212-752-1495
www.la-grenouille.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Beautifully lit, and full of the most gorgeous floral arrangements, the place oozes "special occasion", but nicely lacks any extreme stuffiness or opulence
  • sip: Champers, wine
  • savor: cheese puffs; endive salad; lobster ravioli; dover sole; souffle
  • sit: With anyone you know over the age of 70; with a date; with your family and your boyfriend's family
  • stilettos: Yes, everyone here is dressed up, whether it is a special occasion or just their Friday night spot...during lunch two girls were seated in track suits, and many regulars were rightly appalled...
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 3 East 52nd Street (off 5th Ave)
  • phone number: 212-752-1495
  • website: www.la-grenouille.com

pants picks

fancy pantsromanticalspecial occassion

The restaurant is in the 50’s, has been popular since the 80’s, and the average age of the diners is about 70, so that is the basic math of La Grenouille. As I sit to write this, I am amazed at the dichotomy of La Grenouille. It is an extremely  special place with an  old-school […]

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