June 2013

Last seasons pants

June 24, 2013

Costata- Fish out of Water

button undone

206 Spring Street (off of 6th Ave)
(212) 334-3320

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


pants at a glance

  • scene: Lacquered wood walls and some loud art; rock music but still rather stiff
  • sip: Wine
  • savor: Soft Shell Crabs; Veal Chop; Faroto
  • sit: With expense account friends; people with big appetites and wallets
  • stilettos: This place is bound to attract a moneyed clientele, so feel free to flaunt your designer duds
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 206 Spring Street (off of 6th Ave)
  • phone number: (212) 334-3320
  • website: www.costatanyc.com

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Alright- I am going to start this off with a disclaimer: This review was based on a one time visit to Costata, early in its existence- if things improve drastically, I hold the right to go back and re-evaluate. Costata does a lot of things, but none of them that well. This steakhouse/Italian/Seafood joint has […]

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June 13, 2013

Station- All Aboard

buttons open

412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: White wood, pops of blue and soft lighting; beachy and chill with a neat and clean edge
  • sip: custom cocktail; wine in cute stem-less glasses
  • savor: ceviche; pork milanesa
  • sit: With your significant other; with any of your friends in Quogue
  • stilettos: Quogue is more red pants than red soles; wear your beachy chic best
  • spend: $$
  • address: 412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue
  • phone number: 631-996-4050
  • website: www.stationeq.com

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All of the hype about “new openings in the Hamptons” usually rolls right over the sleepy little town of Quogue like a locomotive. With “the Hamptons” so generalized, it is hard for an ambitious but not pretentious place to get some love when mentioned in the same breath as Southampton restaurants that offer sky-diving bottle […]

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June 6, 2013

“Sex” and Food

June 4, 2013

Carbone- Trying to take it back to the Old School

buttons bursting open

181 Thompson Street

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

Carbone NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Slick Hollywood movie set of an old-school Italian joint
  • sip: Wine, limoncello,
  • savor: Maccheroni with vodka sauce; veal chop
  • sit: With your napkin tucked into your shirt and anyone who will do the same
  • stilettos: Yes, why not? In NJ this place would be full of Peggy Bundy types in Loubs, so feel free to dress the part...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 181 Thompson Street
  • phone number: 212-252-3000
  • website: www.carbonenewyork.com

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Hyped ChefItalNolita

So, in a true feat of calories and devotion to Italian food, the Pants visited Don Peppe’s in Queens on Sunday, and then went to Carbone on Monday. Anyone familiar with either of these two places know that this is varsity level Italian food chowing. Although a little unfortunate for our wedding diets, this pairing […]

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