August, 2016


Buttons Bursting

Le Coucou- La Vie en Daniel Rose

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: A soft mix of sexy and classic in an unconventional dining room; Large windows in the front but cozier near the open kitchen in the back; feels very French
  • sip: The No 2; any carefully crafted cocktail
  • savor: Ouef NorvĂ©gien; fried quail; chocolate mousse
  • sit: With your lover for a top-notch date night; with a breakfast meeting you are trying to impress; with your foodie friend from out of town
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 138 Lafayette Street (near Howard)
  • phone number: (212) 271-4252
  • website:

Buttons Undone

Sushi on Jones- The (Almost) Return of Chef Dave

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Small stall as part of a micro outdoor food court; only four seats available at the counter, sort of reminds you of eating in Southeast Asia
  • sip: H20
  • savor: Sushi omakase, in 30 minutes
  • sit: By yourself or with your friend; possibly a date but only once you have vetted their sushi style
  • spend: $
  • address: 56 Great Jones Street between Bowery and Lafayette