May 2012

Last seasons pants

May 31, 2012

Red Rooster- See what all the noise is about

buttons open

310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th and 126th Street)
(212) 792-9001
www.redroosterharlem.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Bustling and cool; light and air with a lot of energy and swagger
  • sip: Custom cocktails; tons of beers on tap and reasonably priced wine
  • savor: Jerk Bacon and Egg; Mac and cheese
  • sit: With anyone fun; curious foodie types; great for a date if your date is up for anything and you want to try something new and far
  • stilettos: This is a stylish place, so feel free to express yourself; You are far enough away to pretend you are on vacation, but look good
  • spend: $$
  • address: 310 Lenox Avenue (between 125th and 126th Street)
  • phone number: (212) 792-9001
  • website: www.redroosterharlem.com

pants picks

Great DateHyped Chefsexy sexySouthern

You would have to be living under a rock or in a world devoid of foodie and pop culture news (ahh, in a Kardashian-less bliss I imagine) to not have heard about Red Rooster Harlem. In case you didn’t know: Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster, his hot spot du jour, on Lenox Avenue […]

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May 30, 2012

21 Club- A Love Letter to New York City

buttons bursting open

21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
(212) 582-7200
www.21club.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Old school New York City at its finest
  • sip: This place just screams "martini" or whatever classic cocktail you desire; wine
  • savor: Burger; potatoes; chocolate souffle; chicken hash
  • sit: With people from out of town; clients you are entertaining; with your boyfriend or anyone you want to celebrate with
  • stilettos: Yes Yes Yes...Play Jackie O and keep it classic chic
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 582-7200
  • website: www.21club.com

pants picks

burgersfancy pantsspecial occassion

Without doing it proper justice, the 21 Club is the sort of spot where you could picture Mr. Big sipping a martini and asking the bartender if he could light up a cigar.  Mr. Big, after all, represented some sort of ideal NYC man- good looking, charming, successful and with a little bit of a […]

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May 11, 2012

Cafe Cluny- Good Looking, But No Match for George

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284 West 12th Street (at West 4th)
(212) 255-6900
www.cafecluny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Cozy, cute and West Villagey by design
  • sip: Delicious original cocktails
  • savor: Cheese plate; tuna burger...
  • sit: With a group of friends that you haven't seen in a while; with anyone who actually lives nearby; on a date, but not a first one, its a little obvious in its contrived nonchalance
  • stilettos: Be careful of those cobblestones! Since this is actually a little bit more than a true neighborhood joint, I suggest West Village cool, but not too comfy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 284 West 12th Street (at West 4th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-6900
  • website: www.cafecluny.com

pants picks

cozygood in the hoodromantical

Cafe Cluny is so cozy and West Villagey,  it almost looks like a movie set or a Match.com commercial. This place, serving all three meals, practically begs to be called “local neighborhood joint”, but it is definitely more of a carefully orchestrated insistence rather than an organic bestowing of the title. With the soft lighting, […]

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May 2, 2012

Marc Forgione-Forging Ahead

buttons bursting open

134 Reade Street (between Hudson and Greenwich)
(212) 941-9401
www.marcforgione.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Farmhouse chic in Tribeca; warm candlelight room with country touches
  • sip: Wine list is a little pricey, but there are good values to be had
  • savor: Chicken Chicken Chicken
  • sit: With a date; with your parents and your boyfriend; with your friends that live around the corner and only have the nanny for a few hours
  • stilettos: This is isn't downtown dressing, its Tribeca, a whole different animal-feel free to look polished and nice, don't have to worry about being hip; during the week you can definitely wear flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 134 Reade Street (between Hudson and Greenwich)
  • phone number: (212) 941-9401
  • website: www.marcforgione.com

pants picks

chicken for twocozygood in the hoodromantical

If  Restaurant Marc Forgione were a movie, it would be a romantic comedy, but a really clever one,  by Woody Allen or John Hughes.  On the surface, you could think- oh, I have seen this before, I know how this will end.  There is a big star involved, thanks to chef Marc Forgione’s win on […]

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