November 2013

Last seasons pants

November 25, 2013

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November 20, 2013

Villard Michel Richard- Glitzy Glammy Fun

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455 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st)
(212) 891-8100
www.villardmichelrichard.com

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

Villard Michel Richard

pants at a glance

  • scene: A setting fit for Marie Antoinette, and one of the most ornate opulent places to be seen in NYC
  • sip: Anything you like at the regal bar; the wine list is sort of huge and the sommelier a little snotty, but there are some gems to be found
  • savor: Crab cakes; cheese puff gougeres; lobster burger
  • sit: Date night here might be tricky- the decoration says " special occasion" but the rest of the vibe is not that formal, so make sure that your dining partner is a)informed and b) not waiting for the ring; business associates; parents from out of town
  • stilettos: This place has couture looks but RTW prices, so keep it midtown classy; can be an excuse to dress for dinner, as if you needed one
  • spend: $$
  • address: 455 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st)
  • phone number: (212) 891-8100
  • website: www.villardmichelrichard.com

pants picks

fancy pantsFriesMidtownSuits

I first heard of Villard Michele Richard on Eater, and I was immediately drawn in by the description of the interior: Opulent golds, over the top marbles, holograms…I was in!  I love anything over the top and indulgent,the more impractical, the more whimsical, the more ridiculous the better- especially when it has a bit of […]

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November 11, 2013

Trattoria Il Mulino- Old School for the New School

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36 East 20th Street (between Park and Broadway)
(212) 777-8448
www.trattoriailmulino.com

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

Trattoria Il Mulino NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Downtown cool vibe serving uptown Italian classics in a modern, slightly industrial space
  • sip: Whatever you want
  • savor: Meatballs; pizza; parpadelle with lobster
  • sit: Date; group; by yourself at the bar to suck down a bowl of pasta and some fluffy Flatiron scene
  • stilettos: Wear your red bottoms for this red sauce; Although not as formal as its sister restaurant, this is a hot new place in the 'hood and you will probably run into someone you know, so best to be prepared
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 36 East 20th Street (between Park and Broadway)
  • phone number: (212) 777-8448
  • website: www.trattoriailmulino.com

pants picks

good in the hoodItal

Il Mulino is one of the most classic restaurants in New York City; it is formal, it is celebrated, and it is delicious.  When you dine at Il Mulino, the whole evening has a rather “special occasion” feel, and the prices echo that sentiment, so unless you are a Master of the Universe or have […]

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November 8, 2013

Donguri- Obsessed

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309 East 83rd Street #2
(212) 737-5656
www.itoen.com/donguri‎

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Small spot with tables along one wall; brightly lit yet cozy and simple
  • sip: Sake to me
  • savor: Everything; sashimi; sweet corn fritters; SOUP
  • sit: With a date that you are not afraid to slurp with; with your parents for a casual dinner in the hood or a friend
  • stilettos: It's deep in the UES, so everyone looked pretty nice, but this place is definitely casual
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 309 East 83rd Street #2
  • phone number: (212) 737-5656
  • website: www.itoen.com/donguri‎

pants picks

favegood in the hoodSlurpTurning Japanese

Picture this: Union Square, Halloween evening, people everywhere, you can’t take two steps without a drunk super hero yelling in your face or seeing unnecesasrily exposed body parts.  Mayhem. Madness.  Now imagine the furthest thing from that, a little oasis of calm and quiet all the way on 83rd Street where you won’t pass anyone […]

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November 5, 2013

Shalom Japan- No, really

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310 South Fourth Street
(718) 388-4012
www.shalomjapannyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: JAPS, JAPS, and hipsters...
  • sip: Sake (thank goodness there is no Maneschevitz wine)
  • savor: lox bowl; matzoh ball ramen soup
  • sit: With your Jewish Asian friends; with anyone who is up to try something a little different; with another couple if they like to share, naughty naughty...
  • stilettos: Mizrahi, Miyake, whatever works, but this place is casual and cool in that BK way...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 310 South Fourth Street
  • phone number: (718) 388-4012
  • website: www.shalomjapannyc.com

pants picks

Brooklyn stand UPGuilty PleasureJapanese and Jewish

Disclaimer: We are Jewish, and have Asian family, so we can make all the self-deprecating stereotype jokes we want… This a scenario ripe with JAP jokes- Jewish food meets Japanese food. In Brooklyn.  This concept  would seem too gimmicky, except for a few simple facts: The food is delicious, and the place was packed to […]

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