September 2014

Last seasons pants

September 24, 2014

Marta- First Lady

buttons bursting open

29 East 29th Street (Martha Washington Hotel)
(212) 689-1900
www.martamanhattan.com

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

Marta NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: NoMad professionals against a backdrop of soaring white, with some wood details
  • sip: Whatever goes well with pizza (ps all the espressos are doubles)
  • savor: Pasta meatballs; pizza pizza pizza
  • sit: With your friend or date at the counter if you can; business lunch, inlaws, anyone who eats carbs
  • stilettos: No dress code, but I recommend leggings, or something easily unbuttoned; you might want to eat like a slob but its never okay to look like one
  • spend: $$
  • address: 29 East 29th Street (Martha Washington Hotel)
  • phone number: (212) 689-1900
  • website: www.martamanhattan.com

pants picks

Counter culturegood in the hoodHyped ChefItalpizza

The weight of infinite amounts of hype and expectations are resting on some very thin crusts, and boy can they take it. Marta is the newest outpost from Danny Meyer, helmed by Maialino alum Nick Anderer, and is as hot as a wood burning oven as far as restaurant openings. Marta made me so happy, I […]

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September 18, 2014

Dirty French- Talk Dirty to Me

buttons open

180 Ludlow Street (Between Houston and Stanton)
(212) 254-3000
dirtyfrench.com

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

Dirty French NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Dark wood and neon and pops of color throughout make the space very cool; more explicitly hip than their other spots
  • sip: Whatever you want, si vous plait
  • savor: Grilled oysters; tuna tartare; black bass en papillote; mushrooms
  • sit: On a date for major coolness points as long as you don't order like a wimp; with a few couples; with your foodie friend
  • stilettos: Oui Oui to Isabel Marant and non non to Christian Dior, this is a hot hot hot spot on the LES, so break out the expensive not trying too hard clothes...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 180 Ludlow Street (Between Houston and Stanton)
  • phone number: (212) 254-3000
  • website: dirtyfrench.com

pants picks

chicken for twoFrenchPlace of the moment

Bonjour mes amours, its time to get the last of that summer sand out of your hair and shake off your fashion week hangover ( drinking is always in fashion, FYI) and get back on that hamster wheel that is the restaurant scene in New York City.  Riding high on the success of, well everything […]

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September 4, 2014

Dieci, A Ten

buttons bursting open

228 East 10th Street (between First and Second Avenue)
(212)387-9545
www.dieciny.com

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

Dieci NY

pants at a glance

  • scene: Unassuming from the outside, small, and minimally decorated, it is no frills but cool
  • sip: Sake, beer, wine
  • savor: Egg, caviar, uni; pork buns; lamb bolognese ramen
  • sit: With a date you want to impress with foodie cred; with your adventurous girl friend
  • stilettos: I mean a mix of Yoji Yamamoto and Prada would be right on theme, but this place keeps it casual...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 228 East 10th Street (between First and Second Avenue)
  • phone number: (212)387-9545
  • website: www.dieciny.com

pants picks

casualFoodie Funsleeper hitTurning Japanese

Dieci is a very interesting little spot, almost bashfully unassuming and perfect at executing what so many others have explicitly set out to do and failed.  Dieci is an intricate hybrid of Japanese and Italian sensibilities, serving small and large plates that are gimmick -free and seamlessly executed.   The food is ambitious but not pretentious, […]

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