December 2013

Last seasons pants

December 31, 2013

Toro – No Bull

buttons open

85 10th Avenue (entrance on 15th Street, right at 11th Ave)
(212) 691-2360
www.toro-nyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: The hottest table in NYC right now, so prepare to fight your way to the bar and shout to your friends; High ceilings and big windows, but warm wood softens the industrial-style space
  • sip: House cocktails are offered (various concoctions with port, madeira, sherry, and gin - apparently it's popular now in Barcelona), but opt for sangria on tap or a Spanish Red from the fairly reasonable wine list
  • savor: Erizos Con Caviar, Setas, Ensalada Cortada, Lobster & Black Truffle Paella
  • sit: A table away from the bar is ideal for your eardrums, and a seat with a view of the open kitchen in back is even better
  • stilettos: A place this cool you don't want to look like you are trying too hard… stick to jeans and a hot pair of heels
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 85 10th Avenue (entrance on 15th Street, right at 11th Ave)
  • phone number: (212) 691-2360
  • website: www.toro-nyc.com

pants picks

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I caught wind about Toro extremely early, as it’s co-owned by a close friend of mine from Cornell, who also owns Willow Road. Although I have never rooted for anything Boston (along with most other New York sports fans), the concept, space, and talent behind Toro justified the buzz and I couldn’t wait to be […]

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December 30, 2013

2013 Round-Up




Ramen Burger

December 12, 2013

Sushi Nakazawa- Pants Dream of Sushi

buttons bursting open

23 Commerce Street
(212) 924-2212
www.sushinakazawa.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Lot's of foodies taking pictures and trying to engage the chef; sophisticated and sleek with a black and white color palette
  • sip: sake pairing; wine
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: With a friend, significant other or parent at the sushi bar
  • stilettos: Break out some expensive shoes because after this meal you might not be able to afford new ones for a while
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 23 Commerce Street
  • phone number: (212) 924-2212
  • website: www.sushinakazawa.com

pants picks

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Note: This review was delayed because I had a cold and was lazy; I did not read the Times Review before I wrote this in order to maintain the integrity of my thoughts from my brain. A reservation at Sushi Nakazawa to me is like the Birkin bags of reservations: a real status symbol. The […]

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December 3, 2013

Tao Downtown- Turning it Up to 11

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Maritime Hotel, 92 9th Ave
(212) 888-2724
taorestaurant.com/downtown/‎

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Splashy flashy brashy Vegas style large- scale Asian joint
  • sip: Tao-tinis!! So pink, so 2000, so amazing
  • savor: Dim sum type appetizers; spicy tuna on crispy rice; crispy chicken
  • sit: With expense account people; with a large group to celebrate; with another couple out on the town
  • stilettos: Hell yeah; All the girls here are dressed and flaunting it- if you can't beat them join them- I wore leather pants and a black sweater
  • spend: $$$
  • address: Maritime Hotel, 92 9th Ave
  • phone number: (212) 888-2724
  • website: taorestaurant.com/downtown/‎

pants picks

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After dinner one Saturday night I texted someone that Tao was “beyond.” Boyfriend was a little confused by my choice of desciprtor, but it was really the only word I could think of.  Tao Downtown is beyond big, beyond crowded, beyond beautiful, beyond just a little bit ridiculous, and yummy beyond my expectations. This place […]

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