August, 2012

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Dinner at Novita, Always a Treat-a

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Lowkey but looking good Gramcery locals, some suits, lots of families
  • sip: Vino Blanco while dining al fresco on a Summer night, Vino Rosso while tucked into a banquet in the Winter
  • savor: Funghi Misti, Baby Artichoke Salad, any of the pastas (Strozzapreti al Pesto, anything with truffles, Linguine with Baby Clams, Zucchini Flowers, Veal Milanese
  • sit: Outside if the weather permits, or else you don't have much of a choice of where you'll be squeezed into the dining room, but the side booths are great for groups of 4 or 5...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 102 East 22nd Street (right off of Park Avenue South)
  • phone number: (212) 677-2222
  • website: www.novitanyc.com
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Momo Sushi Shack- No Fuku, Just Momo

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Garage door cool; long communal tables with dark walls and not a lot of unnecessary decor; chilling music and hip, attractive servers
  • sip: Cold cold beer- a special Sapporo actually from Japan is available; sake to me
  • savor: Pork Betty; fried chicken; hand rolls; gyoza; uni
  • sit: With anyone you know in Brooklyn; with anyone who wants to try a new sushi experience and have some fun
  • spend: $
  • address: 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (718) 418-6666
  • website: www.momosushishack.com