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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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April 5, 2016

Take me Out to the Ballgame: What is new at Citi Field for 2016

It happened in an organic way, with no one overtly trying to take credit for the quiet revolution, first seen in casinos, then airports, and now ballparks and stadiums.  Suddenly, after years of mediocrity for sake of a bigger goal, people realized that there is no excuse to serve crappy food, and that big name, professional […]

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March 25, 2016

Lilia- Girl Power

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

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  • scene: The front room is light and airy, and reminds you of the best restaurant you went to in another city
  • sip: Aperol Spritz; vino
  • savor: Fritelle; squash;Rigatoni Diavola; Malfadini; Black Bass; Soft Serve
  • sit: With another couple for sharing; with anyone who will go to Brooklyn
  • stilettos: The vibe is casual, but this food deserves a little respect, so brush your hair hipsters
  • spend: $$
  • address: 567 Union Avenue (corner of N. 10th and Union)
  • phone number: (718) 576-3095
  • website: www.lilianewyork.com

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BKcasualItalWoman in the Kitchen

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The Sisterhood loves nothing more than the chance to sing the praises of a woman chef, and we know that we will not be alone in singing the song of Missy Robbins once more people get their asses to Lilia. We have long been fans of Missy Robbins, especially her wonderful pastas, but for no particular […]

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March 14, 2016

Raw and unfiltered: A sushi breakdown

For those of you just joining us, the Pants eat a lot of sushi.  People who eat a lot of sushi like to talk a lot about sushi, so we wanted to give you a breakdown of our thoughts on some of our favorite spots as well as some of the most talked about places in […]

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February 29, 2016

Recette-Your New Brunch Buddy

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

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  • scene: Quintessential West Village charmer
  • sip: Bloddy Mary with very un-kosher garnishes
  • savor: Bacon Egg and Cheese on a biscuit; Pain Perdue;
  • sit: Brunch crew so either with your girls, with your guy, or even with your parents (hangover optional)
  • stilettos: Even god rests one day, so no need for heels on a Sunday...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 328 West 12th Street
  • phone number: (212) 414 3000
  • website: www.recetteny.com

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brunchGood for sharingWest Village

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Recette is my new favorite place for brunch. I do not identify as a bruncher. I love meals where it is acceptable to drink during the day, but since that is every meal for me, I feel no need to validate this activity under the guise of brunch.  My sister is a bruncher- in Sex […]

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February 18, 2016

Acme- Third Time is Charming

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

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  • scene: Model off duty- sexy but approachable; warm lighting, large bar area
  • sip: Well designed specialty cocktails wine, etc
  • savor: Veggie and flavor-heavy dishes including artichokes with lemon ricotta and kale caesar salad; pastas
  • sit: With a group on a weekend night before heading out; with a girlfriend for a sexy night out
  • stilettos: During the weekend, do it up; during the week, city casual- leather leggings, motorcycle boots
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 9 Great Jones Street
  • phone number: (212)203-2121
  • website: www.acmenyc.com

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Chews before you boozeItalian/Frenchsexy sexyShmancy cocktails

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What do a cajun joint, “new Nordic” cuisine, and a French/ Italian restaurant all have in common? The same orange and blue sign, at 9 Great Jones,  bearing the name “Acme,” hanging outside.  While the cuisine served at Acme has literally been all over the place, the location and the sign have stayed the same, […]

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February 8, 2016

New York Announces First Ever Food Fashion Week for Instagrammers… Because Nothing Tastes as Good as Food Looks

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February 5, 2016 (New York, NY) Finally, there is something the food world and fashion world can agree on: eating is overrated, it is all about appearances.  Rather than invite Instagrammers into their restaurants to view their newest dishes, top NYC Chefs have decided to conduct runway shows to make sure their food is presented in the best lighting, and that everyone can snap the perfect picture. Social media influencers have become increasing more important to the the hospitality industry, just as the the disturbance they cause to the dining process has become unbearable.  Harsh lights, manipulation of dishes and standing on chairs has led to the creations of the more suitable forum of food fashion shows to achieve the goals of proper food photography, in order to satisfy the hunger of an insatiable Instagram audience for a never-ending supply of noodle pulling, egg yolks and dripping melted cheese. The physical set-up of the food fashion shows will mimic that of traditional fashion runway shows, with the most coveted positions being in the photographer’s pit and the front rows.  The food will be prepared and adjusted to ensure maximum photo value, regardless of how the dish is meant to be eaten. Real “foodie” Instagrammers know that temperature, taste and intended presentation are just after-thoughts of what a dish is meant to be, so the runway show eliminates the need for pesky details like flavor. Often unbothered with the experience of actually consuming thoughtfully prepared dishes, the fashion shows will allow a more efficient means of exploring food for those Instagrammers striving to attend as many events in one day as possible. Top trends for this Spring 2016 presentation that we can expect to see on the runways are the following:   -Large format milkshakes that will take "ice cream couturiers" over 15 hours to construct and will feature 100,000 sprinkles hand-placed with tweezers and donut/muffin/croissant hybrids floating on top -Pizza sandwiches filled with burgers, nachos, and waffles -Fried chicken stuffed meatballs topped with a runny egg Instagrammers will be awarded access on a lottery basis, so please apply ASAP on www.unbuttoningpants.com

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January 26, 2016

Cluck You- A Chicken Round-Up

Some people turn their noses up at chicken, while others simply never eat chicken “out of the house.” I am not one of those people- I love chicken, and order it often, no matter what people may clucking think. Chicken is extremely versatile and has flavorful incarnations in many cuisines; the wedding diet is over […]

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