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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November 5, 2013

Shalom Japan- No, really

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310 South Fourth Street
(718) 388-4012
www.shalomjapannyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: JAPS, JAPS, and hipsters...
  • sip: Sake (thank goodness there is no Maneschevitz wine)
  • savor: lox bowl; matzoh ball ramen soup
  • sit: With your Jewish Asian friends; with anyone who is up to try something a little different; with another couple if they like to share, naughty naughty...
  • stilettos: Mizrahi, Miyake, whatever works, but this place is casual and cool in that BK way...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 310 South Fourth Street
  • phone number: (718) 388-4012
  • website: www.shalomjapannyc.com

pants picks

Brooklyn stand UPGuilty PleasureJapanese and Jewish

Disclaimer: We are Jewish, and have Asian family, so we can make all the self-deprecating stereotype jokes we want… This a scenario ripe with JAP jokes- Jewish food meets Japanese food. In Brooklyn.  This concept  would seem too gimmicky, except for a few simple facts: The food is delicious, and the place was packed to […]

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October 21, 2013

The Elm- Nothing Shady, Just Cool

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160 N 12th Street (off of Berry)
(718) 218-7500
www.theelmnyc.com

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

The Elm Brooklyn

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sophisticated mix of metals and wood; airy and well-lit, gets you excited to eat
  • sip: Mixology list; wine
  • savor: Foie gras; burger; short ribs
  • sit: With a date, with a group of couples
  • stilettos: If you are here on the weekend or a special occasion, feel free to wear your AtWOODS to the Elm (get it)
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 160 N 12th Street (off of Berry)
  • phone number: (718) 218-7500
  • website: www.theelmnyc.com

pants picks

Brooklyn stand UPHyped Chefsexy sexyspecial occassion

Disclaimer: I messed up my pictures from this meal, grrrr In this age of everything being all down home and frankly messy, The Elm is refreshing in its neatly composed plates and and subtle details.  There is a delicateness in the dishes that I have not seen in a new restaurant in a while; this […]

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August 29, 2013

Antica Pesa- We Have a Crush

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115 Berry Street (Brooklyn)
(347) 763-2635
anticapesa.com

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

Antica Pesa NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Warm, cozy, and clean; large bar that would be suitable to eat at, and a cute little couch area for a pre/post drink
  • sip: A selection of cocktails; well-rounded wine list, from the well-priced to the celebration libations
  • savor: Yum...Proscuitto and mozz in phyllo; Cacio e Pepe; Amatriciana
  • sit: With a date; with a friend or your family
  • stilettos: The vibe is not fussy or trendy, but it is a great place to wear some Isabel Marant or ALC...I wore short leather shorts with a button down and flats, very Alexa Chung for Williamsburg
  • spend: $$
  • address: 115 Berry Street (Brooklyn)
  • phone number: (347) 763-2635
  • website: anticapesa.com

pants picks

Brooklyn stand UPcasualcozyItalromantical

I am not sure if it is due to a PR push or what, but Antica Pesa has been the “twerking” of the restaurant world this summer- something I had never heard of before that was suddenly everywhere. Madonna and other celebs have dined there, the critics have all been through, and apparently everyone else. […]

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July 28, 2012

Getting Extra Fancy in Williamsburg

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302 Metropolitan Ave (between Driggs Ave & Roebling St), Williamsburg (North Side)
(347) 422-0939
http://www.extrafancybklyn.com/

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

Extra Fancy Oyster Crackers

pants at a glance

  • scene: NOT Extra Fancy! Williamsburg locals and some recognizable NYC cool kids in the restaurant scene (the owners are from Employees Only & Macao Trading Company)
  • sip: Amazing sounding drink menu (esp the Baby, You're Driving cocktail), and tons of options for beer and wine by the glass.
  • savor: Oyster "Crackers", Fried Clam Belly Roll, Mussels, Clam Bake
  • sit: No reservations, so arrive early and be prepared to drink. Booths for two in the back were cozy, however the large bar in front had a great crowd when we left and would also be perfect to eat at
  • stilettos: Did I mention the restaurant is in Williamsburg? Leave your loubs at home for godssake...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 302 Metropolitan Ave (between Driggs Ave & Roebling St), Williamsburg (North Side)
  • phone number: (347) 422-0939
  • website: http://www.extrafancybklyn.com/

pants picks

adventureBrooklyn stand UPcasualFish Face

Summer Fridays… usually a term that relates to getting out of the city and on to the beach for an early start to the weekend, but for this sister, it means getting creative for Date Night. I was actually excited that we declined a summer share house this year, and this was justified by a […]

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