December 2015

Last seasons pants

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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March 23, 2015

Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer- Tap it Back

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529 Broome Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
(917) 639-3089
www.blacktapnyc.com

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

Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer

pants at a glance

  • scene: Old-school luncheonette with a hip twist; counter-seating only, a tv and lots of beers
  • sip: Any number of beers; sochu and sake
  • savor: Burgers burgers burgers! Try a Classic and the Spicy Mexican, for the full range of burger-bilities
  • sit: Totally okay to go by yourself for a lunch time bite; but more fun to grab a friend to share and have some brews
  • stilettos: Um, no
  • spend: $
  • address: 529 Broome Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
  • phone number: (917) 639-3089
  • website: www.blacktapnyc.com

pants picks

beerburgersCounter culture

Burgers are not a trend, FYI.  We live in America, burgers are practically our national mascot, because last I checked you can’t eat a bald eagle. Yes, maybe highbrow burgers in unexpected places with wild and contrived ingredeints might have been a passing trend, but there is nothing more classic American than sitting at a counter, […]

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July 29, 2014

Cherche Midi-Love the One You’re With

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282 Bowery (at Houston)
(212) 226-3055
www.cherchemidiny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: White tiles, red banquettes and a beautifully lit (and stocked bar)...Welcome to the Left Bank
  • sip: Rosè, wine, anything
  • savor: Beet salad; burger; fries
  • sit: With a girlfriend for some wine and whining; with your lover
  • stilettos: It's a cool new place downtown, so feel free to bring the Frenchies- Louboutin, Dior, Lanvin...Cherche is causal chic, but by no means dressy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 282 Bowery (at Houston)
  • phone number: (212) 226-3055
  • website: www.cherchemidiny.com

pants picks

burgerschicFrenchFriessexy sexy

Walking into Cherche Midi I literally had a case of deja vu and thought that I saw the bar at Pastis.  The recently shuttered Pastis had such a beautiful, authentic French bar, and I never expected to be hit with the same love when walking into Cherche.  I miss Pastis almost daily, for its consistently […]

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October 15, 2013

East Pole- Movin’ on Up, to the East Side

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133 East 65th Street (between Park and Lex)
(212) 249-2222
www.theeastpolenyc.com

Good. But you'll still be able to go dancing after your meal.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Minimalist decor that is not severe
  • sip: Summer in Avignon; shmancy cocktails, anything else
  • savor: Scotch egg; burger
  • sit: People who are not hard of hearing; with a date; with a group of couples who live on UES
  • stilettos: This place is pretty hot right now, so slip on those spikes; it is UES after all..Manolos and Miu Miu and Marni oh my!
  • spend: $$
  • address: 133 East 65th Street (between Park and Lex)
  • phone number: (212) 249-2222
  • website: www.theeastpolenyc.com

pants picks

burgersFancy Pub FoodThe New UES

“Wait, are we going to a strip club?”, was the intelligent response from  Boyfriend when I told him  that we were going to East Pole for a late bite. No- although it may sound like the place that Amber is now appearing, and it may be many things,  East Pole is most certainly not a […]

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January 8, 2013

Donohue’s Steak House- Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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845 Lexington Avenue (between 64th and 65th)
(212) 744-0938

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Cheers for NYC; a long, dark wood bar, vinyl booths, old time servers
  • sip: A real cocktail- martini, old-fashioned...or beer, wine...Don't embarrass yourself by requesting anything to be muddled
  • savor: Cheeseburger; Turkey
  • sit: At the bar with your love for a low key, classic date night; with any picky relatives who are not into the "hustle and bustle of NYC and all its fancy food"
  • stilettos: Nah...This is a step back in time, and you don't want to trip
  • spend: $$
  • address: 845 Lexington Avenue (between 64th and 65th)
  • phone number: (212) 744-0938
  • website:

pants picks

burgerscasualEat at the Barno reservations

Donohue’s Steak House is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It is old school and transporting, charming but not time-warped. It is a real no frills sort of joint, serving solid, no-nonsense food with a side of hospitality and local flavor. The best way to experience Donahue’s is to sidle up the dark wood […]

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May 30, 2012

21 Club- A Love Letter to New York City

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21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
(212) 582-7200
www.21club.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Old school New York City at its finest
  • sip: This place just screams "martini" or whatever classic cocktail you desire; wine
  • savor: Burger; potatoes; chocolate souffle; chicken hash
  • sit: With people from out of town; clients you are entertaining; with your boyfriend or anyone you want to celebrate with
  • stilettos: Yes Yes Yes...Play Jackie O and keep it classic chic
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 582-7200
  • website: www.21club.com

pants picks

burgersfancy pantsspecial occassion

Without doing it proper justice, the 21 Club is the sort of spot where you could picture Mr. Big sipping a martini and asking the bartender if he could light up a cigar.  Mr. Big, after all, represented some sort of ideal NYC man- good looking, charming, successful and with a little bit of a […]

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March 12, 2012

Burger and Barrel- Mystery on Houston

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25 West Houston (between Greene and Mercer)
(212)334-7320
www.burgerandbarrel.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Man-caveish and warmly lit; lots of wood and casual/cool touches- not kitschy but not completely organic
  • sip: Beer; wine; cocktail list left a little to be desired
  • savor: Classic Burger; Fries
  • sit: With patient people; small groups of people that like to share and try things; vegetarians are welcome, the veggie burger seems to be a hit
  • stilettos: Not necessary at all, especially if you are going to have to get your own food
  • spend: $$
  • address: 25 West Houston (between Greene and Mercer)
  • phone number: (212)334-7320
  • website: www.burgerandbarrel.com

pants picks

burgersFriesgood in the hood

If a wine glass sits empty for ages, and a server never notices, is it really empty? Who doesn’t love a mystery? There is nothing like a real whodunnit that keeps you gripped until the last second. However in the tale of “Who at Burger and Barrel is Waiting on Me?”, there was no resolution, […]

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