August 8, 2017

Pants Rant- Sadelle’s

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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 […]

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June 18, 2014

The Reservation Complication and Other Thoughts on Technology

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For some reason, when people discuss “apps” in relation to food and dining out,  I almost always still think that we will be talking about appetizers.  Although I have a penchant for abbreviations and nicknames, my app confusion  belies my current anger at all of these new apps that impact the dining experience.  After checking […]

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April 25, 2014

Pants Rant- Avra

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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 […]

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December 10, 2013

Pants Rant: Perry Street, How to lose customers and alienate people

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Let me preface this with the following: You don’t mess with my Dad.  You just don’t. Robert is a West Village resident and loyal to a fault to his favorite places; his default dining spot for any occasion, or no occasion at all, is Perry Street.  He and my mom will sit at the bar […]

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September 24, 2013

Pants Rant: The Wicked Witch of Westville

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GRRRR!! School may be back in session, but that does not mean that I need an education on how things taste from an aggressive restaurant owner. I am very hesitant to send ANYTHING back, and very rarely complain about a dish, but sometimes, when asked, I will give my honest feedback if I didn’t like […]

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April 17, 2013

Pants Rant: I mind your manners

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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 […]

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September 12, 2012

Pants Rant: Cafeteria- Nasty Waitress and Idiot Managers

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Seriously, is there any recourse or accountability for poor service?  Gratuities used to be viewed as a barometer of the service received and an extra thank you imparted to your server.  Now, if you leave a poor tip, the server just thinks that you are an asshole and uses anonymous websites to gripe about you.  […]

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May 9, 2012

Pants Rants: No Items For You!

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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 […]

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November 28, 2011

Pants Rant- High Pressure Salads

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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, […]

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November 16, 2011

Pants Rant- Blue Water Grill

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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 […]

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