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September 26, 2016

Zadie’s Oyster Room- One Shell of a Great Place

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Casual old -time charm with lots of high top tables and a good bar
  • sip: Beer and rosé pair especially well with oysters
  • savor: Oysters in all forms; raw, baked, fried, steamed...
  • sit: Date night done right!
  • stilettos: Nautical stripes are always a good idea when eating oysters, but jeans and sneakers are fine, unless you are on a date, then a dress and flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 413 East 12th Street, between First and A
  • phone number: (646) 602-1300
  • website: www.zadiesoysterroom.com

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casualdate nightEat at the BarOysters

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Zadie’s Oyster Room gives its namesake bivalves the royal treatment. The beauty of oysters lies in their simplicity; they are often eaten completely on their own, fresh out of the water, bursting with briney goodness, with only a simple mignonette sauce or a squeeze of lemon. Zadie’s honors oysters in not only their most natural form, but […]

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September 20, 2016

Pants Picks- Chelsea

My first apartment in New York City was on 23rd Street  and Sixth Avenue, and my second was on 26th and Sixth, right around the corner from where one bomb was detonated and another was placed.  The neighborhood has changed a lot in the time since I have lived there, but those blocks will always […]

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August 26, 2016

Le Coucou- La Vie en Daniel Rose

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

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 Norvégien; 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
  • stilettos: This is the new hot place and the crowd the night I was there was chic chic chic; throw on a pencil skirt and pointy heels
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 138 Lafayette Street (near Howard)
  • phone number: (212) 271-4252
  • website: www.lecoucou.com

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fit for foodiesHot SpotHyped Chef

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My dinner at Le Coucou made me giddily, grinningly  happy. It has been a long time since the atmosphere, food, and most importantly service, impressed me to the degree that Le Coucou did.   I am not saying that everything was perfect, and perhaps my standards for service have been lowered due to the dire situations […]

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Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

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
  • stilettos: Please no
  • spend: $
  • address: 56 Great Jones Street between Bowery and Lafayette
  • phone number:
  • website:

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Ready, Set…Sushi! Our beloved Chef David Bouhadana, unceremoniously ousted from Sushi Dojo after embarking on a well-intentioned if not exactly well-received campaign against the New York City Health department, has returned to work his magic on fish- sort of.  Sushi on Jones is part of the small Bowery Market, and it is a unique sushi experience […]

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July 27, 2016

SisterMoon 2016- Aspen

SisterMoon (noun): A trip taken with your sister, and only your sister, akin to the post-nuptial honeymoon. Destinations can vary wildly, but the goals of thoughtful exploration, eating, drinking and relaxing, never change. You can read more about this here. No Pants travel like these Pants travel! In a tradition that started in 2005, at […]

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June 23, 2016

Pants Primer: Emmy Squared and Detroit Style Pizza

Emmy Squared is one of the most talked about, photographed restaurants to open in New York City (Brooklyn) in a long time. The appeal is easy to understand: The husband and wife team of Matthew and Emily Hyland are affable hosts and talented chefs, and the food is perfection. Dining at Emmy Squared is laid […]

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June 15, 2016

How to Cook lobster Like a Pro, Care of Ben Conniff of Luke’s Lobster

Nothing announces the arrival of summer on the East Coast like feasting on a sweet, meaty lobster.  While many restaurants are more than able to satisfy your craving, cooking lobsters at home is the ideal way to step- up your bbq routine and impress your hungry friends. We went to the definitive lobster expert, Luke’s […]

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May 17, 2016

Impero Caffè- Great Scott

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Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Grey and white subterranean space
  • sip: Anything you want; the sommelier is very helpful and friendly
  • savor: stromboli; burrata; spaghetti pomodoro; cavatelli with duck
  • sit: with co-workers ; with the parents/in-laws; date night
  • stilettos: The location is not far from FIT so feel free to WERK it...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 132 West 27th Street (inside the Melia hotel)
  • phone number: 917-409-5171
  • website: www.imperorestaurants.com

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Scott Conant is back in the New York groove, and I could not be more excited.  Impero Caffè serves Italian food that you want to eat all the time- fresh, simple and properly constructed.  And of course there is THAT pomodoro… To be honest, this is not a sexy location, but it is convenient. Descending […]

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May 12, 2016

Babbo-The End of A tortured Love Affair

Dear Babbo, This is not easy for me to say, as it has taken me a long time to reconcile your actions with your empty words and promises.  I have been running on the memory of how things used to be, of how you initially won me over and made me smile, but your recent disappointments have almost […]

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: White and bright, they make the most of the space available
  • sip: Wine, beer, extensive sake list
  • savor: zuke don; gyoza; tonkotsu ramen; tan tan ramen
  • sit: By yourself at the bar or a counter seat ( still must see hostess) or with someone you feel comfortable slurping with. More people means more extras to share...
  • stilettos: They give you a bib, 'nuff said
  • spend: $$
  • address: 342 Lexington Avenue (between 39th and 40th)
  • phone number: (646) 201-5529
  • website: www.momosanramen.com

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Counter cultureHyped ChefRamenTurning Japanese

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Ramen has been an important part of the New York City food scene for quite some time, and although established chefs from within the ramen community have opened restaurants to great excitement, Morimoto is by far the most well-known chef to tackle ramen. The cult-like devotion of ramen fans, the mainstream fame of Chef Morimoto, and the […]

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