December, 2013


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Toro – No Bull

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
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 85 10th Avenue (entrance on 15th Street, right at 11th Ave)
  • phone number: (212) 691-2360
  • website:
Ramen Burger

2013 Round-Up

We came, we saw, we unbuttoned. As we prepare to toast the new year and all the culinary escapades that may it may bring, below is a wrap-up of the places (mostly new) that made an impression on us.  From a trend perspective, the Pants were most enamored with the sushi revolution going on in the city (Dojo, Nakazawa), and...

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Sushi Nakazawa- Pants Dream of Sushi

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 23 Commerce Street
  • phone number: (212) 924-2212
  • website:

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Tao Downtown- Turning it Up to 11

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
  • spend: $$$
  • address: Maritime Hotel, 92 9th Ave
  • phone number: (212) 888-2724
  • website:‎