June, 2012


Buttons Bursting

Neta World Peace

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: long, bustling counter with front row seats for the action, and some tables as well; no bar area, very plain design, some rocking tunes playing; the narrow space helps with the bustling vibe that is missing from the decor
  • sip: Sake to me
  • savor: salmon on crispy rice; toro with caviar; sushi
  • sit: With a sushi afficionado, at the counter; with expense account people at a table
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 61 West 8th Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 505-2605
  • website: www.netanyc.com

Buttons Undone

Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria- Mangia in the Market

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Noho, Noho, its off for food we go! Well heeled locals and buzzy daters out for the night
  • sip: Lambrusco; reasonably priced wines
  • savor: clams; ricotta; meats; cacio e pepe; grapefruit mint sorbet
  • sit: With your sister (obvs); on a date; with a large group of people who like to share food
  • spend: $$
  • address: 53 Great Jones Street (between Lafayette and Bowery)
  • phone number: (212)837-2622
  • website: www.ilbucovineria.com