Pants Rants

Pants Rant- Sadelle’s

Last Friday was pretty hot, but it was our experience at Sadelle’s that really had our blood boiling. It has been a while since I have been compelled to rant, and  dining at Sadelle’s always hugs the line between enjoyable and infuriating, but it was none of the expected inconveniences (the prices, the noise, the pace) that pushed me over the edge,...

Pants Rant- Avra

This is less of a rant, and more of  a recounting of the most bizarre dining experience I have had in a while. What started off as a nice catch-up at a usually reliable, geographically convenient Pants go-to ended in pushing, pictures, and begging.  And this was in midtown! Daryl and I were meeting an UES friend for dinner and...

Pants Rant: I mind your manners

And they say downtown is the where the wild things are! I was being all “ladies who lunch but actually cocktail” at Amaranth yesterday with a respectable member of the uptown scene and a regular diner at Amaranth. I was all dressed in my uptown boho look (think Rachel Zoe without a hat), and trying to keep myself from slouching,...

Pants Rants: No Items For You!

The following scenario happens to us all of the time at Babbo, to the point where we just continue to subject ourselves to rejection: You sit down, you look at an extensive menu, offering delicious and tempting fare and you try to narrow down what you want to order.  Then, somewhere yonder, you see a Tasting Menu, Chef’s tasting menu,...

Pants Rant- High Pressure Salads

There is nothing simple about getting your salad tossed these days.  I know that this is NYC, and especially at lunch time, people are not messing around.  That said, recent visits to places that specialize in custom salads- Chop’t, Just Salad- have left me in a state of anxiety akin to getting my shoes, sweater, and coat off, laptop out...

Pants Rant- Blue Water Grill

I get it…a lot of servers want to be actors.  I understand that acting like you are happy to be serving spoiled brats like me day in and day out could be great preparation for a role one day, and that acting happy to be in uncomfortable shoes for 10 hours a day could be great for your craft.  However,...