January 2014

Last seasons pants

January 29, 2014

Kingside- Not a Joker

button undone

124 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th, in the Viceroy, but separate entrance)
(212) 707-8000

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

Kingside NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Midtown mish-mosh of after-workers, meet for drinkers and out of towners; front room for drinks and bites is always pretty packed, back rooms have warmer, bistro-like feel
  • sip: speciality cocktails, wines, anything
  • savor: crispy artichokes; grilled casear; take your shot
  • sit: For a business dinner; for a catch up with a friend who lives in another part of town; with people visiting and staying in midtown
  • stilettos: It's midtown, so formality is always accepted but not necessary; Also, its a Viceroy so WWKWD? What would Kelly Wearstler do?
  • spend: $$
  • address: 124 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th, in the Viceroy, but separate entrance)
  • phone number: (212) 707-8000
  • website: www.kingside-restaurant.com

pants picks

After-workHotel diningHyped ChefMidtown

“Get ready for me, I am feeling feisty.” That was the disclaimer my friend texted me when she was up the block from Kingside one recent sub-zero night, and I have to say, we had a really pleasant evening.  My expectations were kind of neutral and a lunch at Han Dynasty  left me borderline impaired, […]

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January 21, 2014

All’onda Our Expectations

Keep em zipped!

22 East 13th Street
(212) 231-2236

Allonda nyc

pants at a glance

  • scene: Well dressed groups of youngish people with good hearing
  • sip: Lambrusco was quite lovely
  • savor: Um....
  • sit: With anyone who enjoys a good laugh and can tolerate shitty service; people who can hear well and don't mind shouting
  • stilettos: Nikes preferable, to run in the opposite direction
  • spend: $$
  • address: 22 East 13th Street
  • phone number: (212) 231-2236
  • website: www.allondanyc.com

pants picks

dumb dumb dumbHyped Chef

If a knife falls in a restaurant and no one comes to replace it, is it really dirty?  This was one of the silly questions that  we were forced to ask ourselves while desperately trying to get someone’s attention during dinner at All’onda.  Now it might seem like I am going a little hard on […]

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January 16, 2014

Go on a date with Rochelle

buttons open

205 Chrystie Street (at Stanton)
(212) 673-2400

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

Rochelles nyc

pants at a glance

  • scene: Spacious with low lighting, this spot is a polished neighborhood joint that is easy and attractive
  • sip: Whiskey, bourbon, rye oh my! House cocktails, full bar, premium beers
  • savor: Full menu of bar snacks; hummus, salty meat and cheese platter
  • sit: With a friend for a lengthy catch-up that will make you hungry; with a date; with someone you meet at the Box and are debating taking home
  • stilettos: LES bitches...Isabel Marant, Rag and Bone, and ironic t-shirts
  • spend: $$
  • address: 205 Chrystie Street (at Stanton)
  • phone number: (212) 673-2400
  • website: www.rochellesnyc.com

pants picks

“Where do you want to go?” ” I don’t care- what do you think?” ” Hmmmm…are you hungry?” ” Maybe just for like a little bite, you?” ( I wish this was read by James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell like the Sprint ads, but anyway). If you have ever had the aforementioned conversation or […]

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