February 2015

Last seasons pants

February 18, 2015

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken- Cluck Yeah

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28 East First Street (off of 2nd Ave)
(212) 228-0404
www.blueribbonfriedchicken.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Bright and full of natural light; there is a counter for ordering and a mostly open kitchen where the magic happens. Casual chicken chic
  • sip: Free Boylan sodas with sandwich purchase; milkshakes, wine and beer!
  • savor: Fried chicken; fried chicken sandwiches; loaded fries; fried chicken
  • sit: Alone or with a group for a casual meal
  • stilettos: Don't be "chicken" to be very casual...
  • spend: $
  • address: 28 East First Street (off of 2nd Ave)
  • phone number: (212) 228-0404
  • website: www.blueribbonfriedchicken.com

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Micro specialties are a bit of trend now, with chefs/restaurants creating off-shoot odes to one item that they do especially well.  Blue Ribbon fried chicken deserves monuments erected in its honor, so opening a stand- alone joint on Second Avenue is clearly not over- estimating its appeal.  The concept is simple, but not myopic- there are […]

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Mokbar Owner and Chef Esther Choi Sisterhood of Unbuttoning Pants

February 3, 2015

Bar Primi – TGIF

buttons bursting open

325 Bowery
(212) 220-9100
www.barprimi.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Bi-level space with a white washed farmhouse, wood floors and candlelight vibe
  • sip: speciality cocktails, reasonably priced wine
  • savor: meatballs; "the sandwich", pasta
  • sit: With your honey; with a group to share lots of dishes; with your parents for an early dinner
  • stilettos: The place is jumping, but is pretty casual, so I would dress more Bowery Boho than Fifth Avenue Fancy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 325 Bowery
  • phone number: (212) 220-9100
  • website: www.barprimi.com

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Hyped ChefItalno reservations

For the first time in recent and not so recent memory, I found myself in NYC for a spell during the Holidays, as I was not leaving for my holiday until January 4th.  Because of when Christmas and New Year’s fell, the city was sleepy for a good ten days, making it a truly glorious place […]

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