March 2013

Last seasons pants

March 27, 2013

Han Joo-Not Gangam style, just good Korean BBQ

buttons open

12 St Marks Place (near 3rd Ave)
(646) 559-8683
www.hanjoonyc.com

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

Han Joo NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sparse and straight-forward, but very clean; fancy bbq's at every table
  • sip: KB beer; hot sake (which is usually a hangover-giver but not bad in this case)
  • savor: Rice cakes; Pork belly
  • sit: With anyone who wants to try something low-key and different; nice date place if you don't mind getting cozy while a little smelly
  • stilettos: St Marks! Converse or doc maartens and tattoos please (as if!)...no need to dress for this place
  • spend: $
  • address: 12 St Marks Place (near 3rd Ave)
  • phone number: (646) 559-8683
  • website: www.hanjoonyc.com

pants picks

casualKorean BBQ

When I suggested Han Joo on St Marks to my friend, she replied “St Marks is perfect- we can get our belly buttons pierced after dinner like the good old days.” Pretty removed from the fake ID destination of my youth, St. Marks is now a virtual corridor of international foods and pursuits, containing everything […]

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March 22, 2013

The Marrow- A Few Bones to Pick

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99 Bank Street
212-428-6000
themarrownyc.com

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

The Marrow NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sort of typical West Village digs that are a little dark
  • sip: German, Italian wines; specialty cocktails
  • savor: Take your shot and try anything
  • sit: With a foodie friend
  • stilettos: If it is a special occasion feel free to break out the 4 inchers; if not, cute flats are fine
  • spend: $$
  • address: 99 Bank Street
  • phone number: 212-428-6000
  • website: themarrownyc.com

pants picks

Hyped ChefMEATing Place

Disclaimer: I have struggled to make this review more entertaining, but I just couldn’t. My dining companion assured me that it is because there is really nothing so outstanding or entertaining about The Marrow, so I am going to go with that, not creative troubles. She also said to mention that our waiter had a […]

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March 20, 2013

Hanjan

buttons open

36 W 26th Street., btw 6th and Broadway
212-206-7226
www.hanjan26.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Busy and buzzy - put your name down and people watch at the bar while you wait
  • sip: Inspired cocktails, Soju, and Sake - Oh my!
  • savor: Wild Salmon Sashimi Salad, Pork Fat ‘Ddukbokki," Gwangju Market Fried Chicken, 12-HOUR SPICY RAMYUN
  • sit: It's a small dining room, but ideally you'll nab a table along the wall or a cozy two-top
  • stilettos: It's more casual-cool, so break out the kitten heels or stay comfy in cute flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 36 W 26th Street., btw 6th and Broadway
  • phone number: 212-206-7226
  • website: www.hanjan26.com

pants picks

good in the hoodHyped Chefsexy sexySome like it Hot

Despite an affinity for all things Asian and an office near Koreatown for 5 years, the Pants rarely made it into a proper Korean restaurant, which after dinner at Hanjan, is really a tragedy. Hanjan is a new, tapas style Korean restaurant from the chef of ultra-successful and Michelin starred Danji in Hells Kitchen. Hate to […]

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March 18, 2013

Louro- Certainly Not a Bore-O

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142 West 10th Street
(212) 206-0606
www.louronyc.com

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

Louro Uni dish

pants at a glance

  • scene: Cool and sort of random; the lighting is good and the crowd is great looking, but the food weeds out any poseurs who got lost on the way to the MPD
  • sip: Sip Sip Sip, this is a place to have some fun
  • savor: Pork and uni; PriPri shirmp; truffle pasta
  • sit: With another couple for a sophisticated night out; with a date to show that you are on the top of trends but not a slave to them
  • stilettos: Sorry Prabal, this place just screams Alexander Wang to me; feel free to wear heels or motorcycle boots
  • spend: $$
  • address: 142 West 10th Street
  • phone number: (212) 206-0606
  • website: www.louronyc.com

pants picks

Chews before you boozeDifferent Menusexy sexy

I can’t think about Louro without thinking about Bar Blanc, a long ago restaurant that once occupied the same space. Bar Blanc also had a good vibe, great looking crowd of locals (we once had an SJP Andy Cohen sighting and now as Louro we saw Prabal Gurung), and serious foodie cred. As much as […]

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