June 2017

Last seasons pants

June 7, 2017

Runner & Stone, Baking Up Deliciousness in Brooklyn

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285 Third Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-576-3360
http://www.runnerandstone.com/

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Industrial yet cozy, low key neighborhood spot
  • sip: Lots of wine, craft cocktails
  • savor: Any of the fresh, local salads; braided ravioli; sandwiches (lunch), fried chicken (dinner)
  • sit: With a date for the weeknight bite; with a friend to catch up and carb up for breakfast or lunch
  • stilettos: No need to spend a lot of bread on your outfit to eat this bread; think Rag and Bone and fun sneakers
  • spend: $$
  • address: 285 Third Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • phone number: 718-576-3360
  • website: http://www.runnerandstone.com/

pants picks

bakeryBKBrooklyn stand UPbrunchcozyfried chickengood in the hoodGowanusGroups

There have been a lot of great restaurant openings in the Gownaus area, as the industrial buildings are being snapped up and the area that surrounds a once radioactive canal is actually becoming quite hip. While it’s not a huge neighborhood, there is fun (Royal Palms Shuffle Board), plenty of alfresco hanging (Lavender Lake, Pig Beach), and […]

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December 12, 2016

Leuca- Love at First Bite

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William Vale Hotel, 11 North 12th Street (BROOKLYN)
(718) 581-5900
www.leuca.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Simultaneously light and cozy, with the smells from the wood burning oven filling the room
  • sip: Cocktails and beers and wine oh my!
  • savor: Whipped ricotta; burrata pasta, chicken for two
  • sit: Date-worthy; with a small group for a lovely night out; with your parents to show them Brooklyn isn't so bad
  • stilettos: Not formal at all, but dress like you would for a cool place in downtown NYC; if on a date, you won't feel out of a place in a cute dress and boots
  • spend: $$$
  • address: William Vale Hotel, 11 North 12th Street (BROOKLYN)
  • phone number: (718) 581-5900
  • website: www.leuca.com

pants picks

BKchicken for twodate nightHyped ChefItalian

“Hey, honey, let’s go to a super-trendy hot spot in Brooklyn for a drink at the bar where we need a reservation and then to the new restaurant in the hotel,” is not usually the way to get my husband out of the house. “Andrew Carmelllini is the chef and there is a chicken on […]

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October 14, 2016

Hail Mary- Hail Yes

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68 Greenpoint Avenue (BK)
(347)422-0645
hailmarybk.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Hip retro diner that is not trying too hard
  • sip: Fun, soda counter inspired cocktails with a kick; BOOZY EGG CREAM; also beer wine, etc
  • savor: Fried burrata; turkey club; fried chicken; burger
  • sit: With a group for a night out; with a friend at the bar for drinks and bites after work; by yourself at the bar to cure all that ails you
  • stilettos: Ride the retro theme in some Chuck Taylors, no need to get fancy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 68 Greenpoint Avenue (BK)
  • phone number: (347)422-0645
  • website: hailmarybk.com

pants picks

BKcausaldinerGood for groups

To quote Crazy Stupid Love, Hail Mary is the “perfect combination of sexy and cute.” It is located in Greepoint (cute), run by Ham and Sohla, a husband and wife team who met in culinary school (sexy), has a laid-back retro diner vibe (cute) and features homemade ingredients (sexy sexy.) Hail Mary is also both a destination and […]

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March 25, 2016

Lilia- Girl Power

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567 Union Avenue (corner of N. 10th and Union)
(718) 576-3095
www.lilianewyork.com

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

pants at a glance

  • 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

pants picks

BKcasualItalWoman in the Kitchen

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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June 29, 2015

MP Taverna- M(V)P Taverna

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470 Driggs Avenue
929-250-2312
www.mpbrooklyn.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Large windows, nice washed wood, Mykonos near Manhattan
  • sip: There is a quite a large wine list and a unique portioning system
  • savor: Dips; octopus; branzino; thrice cooked smashed potatoes
  • sit: With a group for a fun night out-OPA! Or with a friend for a causal night in the hood
  • stilettos: More Calypso than Cavalli, this is a beautiful place but no need to get too flashy...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 470 Driggs Avenue
  • phone number: 929-250-2312
  • website: www.mpbrooklyn.com

pants picks

BKGood for sharingHyped ChefWell Fed Med

If pictures of your friends’ summer adventures to the Greek Islands are giving you the (Aegean) blues, we have a cure for that: for the price of a  taxi or subway ride, you can too can sample some fresh, fantastic Greek food at MP Taverna, Michael Psilakis’ newest restaurant.  The space is bright and large, with […]

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May 27, 2015

Emily- Our new BFF

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919 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
(347) 884- 9588
www.pizzalovesemily.com

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

The Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants

pants at a glance

  • scene: Straight- forward and not fussy; early dinner times will be a lot of parents feeding kids and prime dinner times brings larger groups of BK locals and foodies who know what's up
  • sip: Seasonal signature cocktails, beer; wine by the quartino ( do it)
  • savor: The Emmy burger; PIZZA
  • sit: On a double date or with a group of friends who like eat and share
  • stilettos: It's Brooklyn, so um...be comfy and casual
  • spend: $$
  • address: 919 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (347) 884- 9588
  • website: www.pizzalovesemily.com

pants picks

BKburgerscausalno reservationspizza

Emily has a kale salad on their menu, I just want it noted.  There might be some other kinds of vegetables on offer as well, and as delicious as I am sure they are, you don’t go to Emily for vegetables.  Well at least I didn’t.  It is going to take more than kale to […]

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September 6, 2012

Blanca- White is the New Black, Even after Labor Day

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261 Moore Street (Between White and Bogrart)
(646) 703-2715
www.blancanyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Communal table that faces the open kitchen in a modern setting; A sense of foodie adventure and bonding all around
  • sip: The paired beverages
  • savor: The whole menu
  • sit: With someone who will appreciate the coolness of the whole experience; only groups of up to 6 are allowed, there are only 20 seats in total
  • stilettos: Its BK, so anything goes, but we definitely recommend some stretchy pants
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 261 Moore Street (Between White and Bogrart)
  • phone number: (646) 703-2715
  • website: www.blancanyc.com

pants picks

BKCounter cultureFoodie Funspecial occassion

Fashion trends can be painstakingly obvious- ask anyone who currently has pink tips on the end of their hair where they once had feathers sewn in, or anyone who has used “color-blocking” in casual conversation. Food, like fashion, also has a cyclical pattern of trends- some things can be hot for a minute (fondue, heel-less […]

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August 20, 2012

Momo Sushi Shack- No Fuku, Just Momo

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43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
(718) 418-6666
www.momosushishack.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Garage door cool; long communal tables with dark walls and not a lot of unnecessary decor; chilling music and hip, attractive servers
  • sip: Cold cold beer- a special Sapporo actually from Japan is available; sake to me
  • savor: Pork Betty; fried chicken; hand rolls; gyoza; uni
  • sit: With anyone you know in Brooklyn; with anyone who wants to try a new sushi experience and have some fun
  • stilettos: This is the land of Girls; rock your Isabel Marant and look cool
  • spend: $
  • address: 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (718) 418-6666
  • website: www.momosushishack.com

pants picks

BKCash Moneyno reservationssushi

Momo Sushi Shack has no affiliation with those other Momo’s in Manhattan.  I might be the only person who immediately associates “Momo” with David Chang, but I just wanted to make that clear.  First of all, Momo Sushi Shack is even farther east than the other Momo empire- across the East River, in Bushwick.  The […]

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