July 2014

Last seasons pants

July 29, 2014

Cherche Midi-Love the One You’re With

buttons open

282 Bowery (at Houston)
(212) 226-3055
www.cherchemidiny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: White tiles, red banquettes and a beautifully lit (and stocked bar)...Welcome to the Left Bank
  • sip: Rosè, wine, anything
  • savor: Beet salad; burger; fries
  • sit: With a girlfriend for some wine and whining; with your lover
  • stilettos: It's a cool new place downtown, so feel free to bring the Frenchies- Louboutin, Dior, Lanvin...Cherche is causal chic, but by no means dressy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 282 Bowery (at Houston)
  • phone number: (212) 226-3055
  • website: www.cherchemidiny.com

pants picks

burgerschicFrenchFriessexy sexy

Walking into Cherche Midi I literally had a case of deja vu and thought that I saw the bar at Pastis.  The recently shuttered Pastis had such a beautiful, authentic French bar, and I never expected to be hit with the same love when walking into Cherche.  I miss Pastis almost daily, for its consistently […]

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July 15, 2014

Sweet Chick LES- How Sweet It Is

buttons open

178 Ludlow Street (between Houston and Stanton)
(646) 657-0233
www.sweetchicknyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Down -home and downtown
  • sip: Blood Mary's; signature cocktails, etc
  • savor: Fried chicken and waffles; biscuits with sausage gravy; kale BLT
  • sit: With anyone - there were a fair amount of families when we visited, and food this good is meant for sharing in large groups
  • stilettos: Drive slow homey, no need rooster around to eat this fried bird...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 178 Ludlow Street (between Houston and Stanton)
  • phone number: (646) 657-0233
  • website: www.sweetchicknyc.com

pants picks

brunchcasualfried chickenno reservationsSouthern

Since I recently ate my way through Nashville, I am clearly an expert on Southern food, no? My time down south taught me  a few things about a few things, and this knowledge empowered me upon my recent visit to check out the weekday brunch at Sweet Chick LES.  You don’t need to be an […]

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July 8, 2014

I Sodi, You Sodi, We All Sodi

buttons bursting open

105 Christopher Street
(212) 514-5774
www.isodinyc.com

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

I Sodi NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Small room with a large bar and nondescript decor
  • sip: Speciality cocktails, wines, anything
  • savor: Tono e fagioli (if they have it); cacio e pepe; bolognese; rabbit
  • sit: With a date; with another couple if you make a reservation and with a friend if you sit at the bar
  • stilettos: This is a neighborhood place, so when in doubt wear black; Rag and Bone is across the street, so of course that works...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 105 Christopher Street
  • phone number: (212) 514-5774
  • website: www.isodinyc.com

pants picks

Counter culturecozyfavegood in the hoodItal

I Sodi is the definition of a “neighborhood gem.” The neighborhood is the West Village, and the staff is very clearly devoted to making the restaurant accessible to regulars and locals, some times aggressively so, but the food and charm are on another level from anything in that neighborhood or beyond.  Tucked away on Christopher […]

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