November 2014

Last seasons pants

November 26, 2014

Grand Central Oyster Bar- A Worthy Classic

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Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street
(212) 490-6650
www.oysterbarny.com

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

Grand Central Oyster Bar

pants at a glance

  • scene: Under the sea, under Grand Central; Quintessential old New York
  • sip: There are some wild martinis available, as well more classic options like wine and beer
  • savor: Oysters (duh); Fried clams; Oyster Pan Roast, everything!
  • sit: By yourself; with your parents, from out of town or in town;
  • stilettos: Anything goes here, really, but no need to dress up, half the people walking around are catching a train somewhere
  • spend: $$
  • address: Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street
  • phone number: (212) 490-6650
  • website: www.oysterbarny.com

pants picks

casualClassicCounter culturefaveFish FaceMidtown

There is really no excuse, dear readers, for my negligence in seeking out this New York City gem sooner. The Grand Central Oyster Bar has a menu and atmosphere that is ambitious in scope, but not delivery.  Every element of the space is classic, and comforting, from the red and white checked table cloths to the waiters in […]

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November 13, 2014

Alder- Alder- CaDaBra!

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157 Second Avenue
(212) 539-1900
www.aldernyc.com

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

Alder NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Minimal and downtown, Alder is intrinsically cool without any special effort
  • sip: Fancy cocktails, some of which have umbrellas; wine, beer, etc
  • savor: Pigs in a blanket; shrimps on shrimp; I imagine the rye pasta with pastrami
  • sit: Definitely a place to chat with a friend and casually nibble and discuss how good the food is in between catching up
  • stilettos: Black jeans, moto boots or designer sneakers and you are good to go
  • spend: $$
  • address: 157 Second Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 539-1900
  • website: www.aldernyc.com

pants picks

Counter cultureGood for sharingHyped ChefSomething different

Wylie Dusfrene is the Willy Wonka of cuisine, injecting (some times literally) every dish with a bit of wizardry and tricks of taste and texture. As I read the Alder menu, and not  having not had Dusfrene’s food in quite some time, my mind was going double time, imagining all of the wild ways that the dishes would […]

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November 5, 2014

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar- The Bar is Raised

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151 West 51st Street (across the galleria from Le Bernadin)
(212) 554-1143
www.aldosohmwinebar.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Neutral palate off set by bright pops of art and pieces of wimpy; bright, not a dark drinking den
  • sip: WINE
  • savor: Meats, cheeses, in various combinations; boudin blanc
  • sit: With your honey for drinks/bites after work; with a friend/colleague to unwind after a stuffier event; with your sister, who loves wine also
  • stilettos: This is a classy joint, more Manolo than Moschino, so look neat and clean
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 151 West 51st Street (across the galleria from Le Bernadin)
  • phone number: (212) 554-1143
  • website: www.aldosohmwinebar.com

pants picks

Dateno reservationsSophisticatedWine TimeWork drinks

Wine Time! With the exception of possibly a Real Housewife of Somewhere, there are few people around that love wine as much as I do.  The idea of a “wine bar” seems repetitive to me, because I order wine at almost every bar; the exceptions of course are the really fun divey ones, where it’s Jameson […]

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