February, 2014


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Brunch at Top of the Standard – Sunglasses Required

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: A mix of fancy and faff, in one of the most gorgeous rooms in New York City
  • sip: Cocktails like the Mother of Pearl or Proud Mary were delicious, but you can always opt for a good ol' Greyhound - Or go the opposite direction and order $550 bottles of Vodka and Champers
  • savor: Smoked Salmon Tart, Burger with Fries, Foie Gras French Toast
  • sit: The banquettes are super tight for larger groups, but perfect for 2-6 with a breathtaking view
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 848 Washington St (at 13th)
  • phone number: (212) 645-7600
  • website: http://standardhotels.com/high-line/food-drink/the-top-of-the-standard

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Sushi Seki Chelsea- Close to Sek-tacular, but not definitely not Sushi Sucki

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Light wood sushi bar, small bar in the entrance for waiting people and tables throughout. Nicely done, not a lot of vibe, just a big fish over the sushi bar
  • sip: Sake to me!!
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: By yourself; with fish-loving friends, expense account a plus
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-2988
  • website: www.sushisekinyc.com

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Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room – Yea You Right

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Flatiron cool mixed with post-work cocktailing and pre-gaming groups having a fun (and loud) dinner
  • sip: Plenty of craft cocktails, and a "Pick Your Poison Pickle Program" to customize your martini; Reasonable wine list also available
  • savor: It's really hard to go wrong here! Monkey Bread, Roasted Oysters, Low Country Ham; Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Pork Chop
  • sit: While both the bar and the dining room are loud, the big banquettes in the back are the tables to snag
  • spend: $$
  • address: 6 West 24th Street (btw 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 234-2373
  • website: bosrestaurant.com

Storm Savers: Movies about Food

Alright, it might be too cold for dinner and a movie, so about a movie about dinner?  Or more precisely, a movie in which food is so important to the story that it is almost a character in and of itself.  Smell-o-vision is still not a reality, but these movies depict food with such reverence that sometimes you can actually...