September 2013

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September 30, 2013

ZZ’s Clam Bar-Greetings from Outer Space

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169 Thompson Street
(212) 254-3000
www.zzsclambar.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Tiny tiny tiny tiny space from space
  • sip: Specialty cocktails and glasses of white wine only
  • savor: Defintely order all of the toasts; they are the yummiest items and not a million dollars
  • sit: Anyone who doesn't mind very expensive meals and has an appreciation for the absurd; small groups are best for the small space
  • stilettos: Only if they go with your space suit
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 169 Thompson Street
  • phone number: (212) 254-3000
  • website: www.zzsclambar.com

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I really don’t even know where to start with this restaurant; I guess I will start with the positive, the fact that the food was amazing. The food we were served at ZZ’s was without a doubt sophisticated, nuanced and pleasing to the palate. There, I said it. Now, I must confess that ZZ’s Clam […]

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September 18, 2013

Ruburisoa- Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor…

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235 Mulberry Street (between Prince and Spring)
(212)965-0500
www.rubirosanyc.com

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

Rubirosa nyc

pants at a glance

  • scene: Casual, candle lit and cute
  • sip: Nice cold beer from a tap or bottle; full bar and reasonably priced wines by the glass
  • savor: Rice balls, baked clams, pizza, spaghetti alls chitarra
  • sit: On a date or with a girlfriend to catch up; with a large group
  • stilettos: Casual and chic- think Rag and Bone...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 235 Mulberry Street (between Prince and Spring)
  • phone number: (212)965-0500
  • website: www.rubirosanyc.com

pants picks

casualcozyItalpizza

What the hell took me so long to get here?! That was all I could think after eating at Rubirosa during a monsoon that coincided with the San Genaro Festival, for two reasons: the first reason, the literal interpretation of the question, had an obvious answer because street closures complicated by pounding buckets of rain […]

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September 10, 2013

Quality Italian- Parm to Table Cuisine

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57 West 57th Street
(212) 390-1111
www.qualityitalian.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Kind of rustic/big box space
  • sip: Bellinis on tap; wine, limonciello
  • savor: Ricotta; chicken parm pizza; branzino
  • sit: With a group that likes to share; business associates; people staying in midtown
  • stilettos: This is the new spot in midtown, so I say wear your hottest pumps but beware of the stairs
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 57 West 57th Street
  • phone number: (212) 390-1111
  • website: www.qualityitalian.com

pants picks

ItalMidtown

I need to preface this review in that we all had a lot to drink over the course of this meal; partly due to natural inclinations and partly due to some mistakes on the part of Quality Italian. Sister and I try not to go to places when they first open, in order to allow […]

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