January 2015

Last seasons pants

January 30, 2015

Shuko – Ohhhhh makase

buttons bursting open

47 East 12th Street
(212) 228-6088
www.shukonyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Large, light wood counter and brick walls that allow a view of some of the chef action; elegant, clean space but not stuffy or over the top; there is a small private room downstairs
  • sip: Sake, wine, beer, prices are not terrible
  • savor: Omakase or Kaiseki, decisions, decisions
  • sit: With your friend who is an adventurous eater; someone in from out of town that you want to impress
  • stilettos: Shuko is a dignified place with a hip hop twist; black jeans and boots is a safe bet
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 47 East 12th Street
  • phone number: (212) 228-6088
  • website: www.shukonyc.com

pants picks

Counter cultureHyped ChefTurning JapaneseWorth the splurge

Sushi in NYC has an element of six degrees of separation, with all of the top chefs at some point working for or with each other. Jimmy Lau and Nick Kim both trained under Masayoshi Takayama at Masa (still the standard bearer for expensive sushi situations , if anyone wants to take me),  went on to […]

fully unzipped

January 14, 2015

Ramen Lab- Get Schooled

buttons bursting open

70 Kenmare Street
(646) 613-7522
www.ramen-lab.com

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

Ramen Lab NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: A blink if you miss space, with an open kitchen, blond wood bar with stools, and that's it
  • sip: cold teas, beer, possibly some sake
  • savor: RAMEN, RAMEN, Gyoza
  • sit: Who cares? Just get your face into that bowl and don't pull it out until you are finished; your guests will understand
  • stilettos: Um, no
  • spend: $
  • address: 70 Kenmare Street
  • phone number: (646) 613-7522
  • website: www.ramen-lab.com

pants picks

Counter cultureRamenSlurp

At this point everyone thinks they know ramen, and thinks they know good ramen, but they actually don’t know jack- Jack Nakamura that is.  Jack is  ramen god of Nakamura Ya in Kanagawa Japan,  who also happens to  create the noodles served at many of the most popular ramen joints in NYC, but behind the scenes.  As […]

fully unzipped