November 2012

Last seasons pants

November 26, 2012

Ippudo – Sometimes Having Nothing to Say Says it All

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65 4th Avenue (btw 9th St & 10th St)
(212) 388-0088
http://www.ippudony.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Everyone from NYU students, to tourists, to Anne Hathaway comes here for their ramen fill. Nicer ambiance than your average East Village noodle spot.
  • sip: Mediocre wine, decent Japanese beer & sake by the glass and bottle
  • savor: RAMEN! Any kind will do, but the Miso Ramen is a personal Pants favorite
  • sit: Solo at the communal table, with a group at a cushy banquette, or if you are a lucky, one of few tables for 2.
  • stilettos: Not necessary - just bring your game face
  • spend: $$
  • address: 65 4th Avenue (btw 9th St & 10th St)
  • phone number: (212) 388-0088
  • website: http://www.ippudony.com

pants picks

Counter culturefavegood in the hoodno reservationsTurning Japanese

There is some food you just can’t comprehend how good it is are until you try it. To be honest, the Pants have been hearing about ramen forever, even ventured to a well known spot on St. Marks to give it a try, and just weren’t impressed. It wasn’t until a trip to Japan that […]

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November 8, 2012

Nom Wah Tea Parlor- Dim Sum and then Some

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13 Doyers Street (At Bowery)
(212) 962-6047
www.nomwah.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Old school soda fountain place with lots of character and not a lot of frills; red and white check table cloths begging to get dirty with dumpling juice
  • sip: Lots of different types of tea; beer, soda...
  • savor: Every single thing you can fit in your face
  • sit: With a large group so you can share a lot of food; with your significant other or sibling after a long night out to soak up your sauced sins
  • stilettos: No! And if you walk around later you might get fish guts on your shoes, so unless you want red snapper on your red soles, dress casually
  • spend: $
  • address: 13 Doyers Street (At Bowery)
  • phone number: (212) 962-6047
  • website: www.nomwah.com

pants picks

ChineseDim Sumno reservations

When the Pants were in Hong Kong, we were so excited to go for traditional dim sum.  There is nothing we love more than delicious little gifts of flavor wrapped up as dumplings. We asked our concierge to reserve us a spot at their recommended restaurant at a manageable 1pm, on a Sunday, as to […]

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November 7, 2012

Il Gattopardo – A Purrrrfect Midtown Date Spot

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33 W 54th St. (btw 5th Ave & Ave of the Americas)
(212) 246-0412
www.ilgattopardonyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Exudes coziness while remaining rather traditionally chic; More welcoming in style and attitude than your average midtown staple - meow to that!
  • sip: Italian vino is king on this spot's list
  • savor: Everything looked and sounded amazing, but we can vouch for the braised baby escarole, lasagna, and rigatoni with spicy anduja sausage
  • sit: Not a bad spot in the narrow dining room, but if you are feeling lucky, try to snag a table in the back garden room.
  • stilettos: Although the sparkly Loubs aren't necessary, take out your go-to stilettos for date night here - Midtown always needs some extra style!
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 33 W 54th St. (btw 5th Ave & Ave of the Americas)
  • phone number: (212) 246-0412
  • website: www.ilgattopardonyc.com

pants picks

cozyItalMidtownPre-theaterromanticalSuits

Feeling displaced during Hurricane Sandy, the Pants needed comfort food – which to us, means good ol’ Ital, and moreover, PASTA. After a hectic week, date night was also in order, so an expert midtowner referred us to Il Gattopardo. After creeping the menu/website, it was clear that this place was going to be the […]

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