April 2013

Last seasons pants

April 29, 2013

Serafina- Here, There, Everywhere

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Various locations

www.serafinarestaurant.com

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

Serafina NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Europeans, ladies who lunch and people with strollers during the day; night-time varies by location
  • sip: Pinot Grigio, Peroni, Pellegrino
  • savor: Focaccia di Sofia; chicken Milanse; pasta Al Pacino; chicken paillard
  • sit: With a girlfriend or two to wind down after shopping; with a group of couples at night
  • stilettos: Hmmm...uptown locations get a decent amount of Birkins, and Meatpacking is naturally dressier because they don't know better
  • spend: $$
  • address: Various locations
  • phone number:
  • website: www.serafinarestaurant.com

pants picks

Go-Togood in the hoodItal

Serafina is many things to many people: Euro trash lunch spot, Upper East side de-fault cafeteria, joint downstairs in the hotel, etc.  The many locations and varied clientele of Serafina should not take away from on very simple fact: The food is consistently delicious. In a town with several Momofukus, being a mini-chain does not […]

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July 18, 2012

Westville… A Gem of the West Vill (along with East Vill, and now Chelsea)

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Multiple - 210 W 10th St, off of Bleeker
(212) 741-7971
www.westvillenyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: If you are lucky enough to grab a table, you will be surrounded by your West Village neighbors and students
  • sip: No booze, but wine and beer are offered
  • savor: Daily Veggies, Turkey Chili, Greek Salad
  • sit: With budget-conscious friends, a casual date
  • stilettos: Not necessary - the casual, tight digs don't leave much room to strut your stuff
  • spend: $
  • address: Multiple - 210 W 10th St, off of Bleeker
  • phone number: (212) 741-7971
  • website: www.westvillenyc.com

pants picks

brunchcasualdeliveryGo-Togood in the hoodhealthyladies who lunchMultiple locationsNo Res

Upon walking up to Westville, it is hard to tell that this is actually a dining establishment and not a coffee shop..It’s right off Bleeker, on a sleepy street in the West Village. A lot of people I know get delivery from there, but I have been wanting to go for a while. I hadn’t […]

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May 4, 2011

Dame Dame Mas(farmhouse)

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39 Downing St. (near Bedford)
(212) 255-1790
masfarmhouse.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Downtown cool - local foodies who are both fashionable and in the know mixed with some special occassion diners
  • sip: Enticing cocktail list (Mas Champagne, please), and an extensive wine list hitting all sorts of budgets
  • savor: Not too many misses... Fresh seasonal offerings, Yellowfin Tuna l’Occidental, Steamed Zucchini Blossoms, Pan Roasted Salmon
  • sit: The main dining room is where you want to be above the roof off to the side. Bring a date, parents, or your significant other for an impressive birthday/anniversary
  • stilettos: Could go either way, but some stacked Choos can never do you any harm...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 39 Downing St. (near Bedford)
  • phone number: (212) 255-1790
  • website: masfarmhouse.com

pants picks

cozyGo-Togood in the hoodMas(farmhouse)special occassion

When we were in Spain, Britney’s song Gimme Gimme More was inundating the radio in the states, and A decided to use her expertise in Spanish to create a similarly contagious tune in the native tongue of the country we were traveling –  “Dame Dame Mas, Dame Mas, Dame Dame Mas…” So over a year […]

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April 11, 2011

The Odeon: Bright Lights, Small Appetite

Keep em zipped!

145 W Broadway (between Duane St & Thomas St)
(212) 233-0507
http://theodeonrestaurant.com

pants at a glance

  • scene: Tribeca families and people on dates
  • sip: Wine, specialty cocktails
  • savor: French fries...
  • sit: This is a place for locals really; it is not remarkable enough to bring out of towners, its better suited as a go-to when you can't decide where else to go and are not in the mood for any specific type of cuisine
  • stilettos: Not a fashion show here, but pretty much anything goes...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 145 W Broadway (between Duane St & Thomas St)
  • phone number: (212) 233-0507
  • website: http://theodeonrestaurant.com

pants picks

FriesGo-ToTribeca

Jay McInerney is my favorite author, and Bright Lights Big City of course made a massive impression on me.  The Odeon figures heavily in the book, as a late-night refuge in a still gritty Tribeca, where people met up and did lots of glamorous cocaine in the bathrooms.  The artwork on the copy of the […]

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January 25, 2011

Recette – “Recipe” for a Cozy Dinner

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328 West 12th Street (@ Greenwich St.)
(212) 414-3000
recettenyc.com‎

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: West Village represent! Unpretentious mix of downtown dining ladies, casually dressed young couples, and business men with loosened ties.
  • sip: A small, fairly creative cocktail list and reasonably priced wines.
  • savor: Cod fritters, heirloom tomato salad w/ mozzarella and crab, halibut, sweetbreads.
  • sit: Great spot for a date or to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while. Try for a table by the windows so you can watch the West Villagers go by.
  • stilettos: Can go either way here... flats will make you look more like a neighbor, but heels if it’s date night. Men are in everything from flannels to ties.
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 328 West 12th Street (@ Greenwich St.)
  • phone number: (212) 414-3000
  • website: recettenyc.com‎

pants picks

cozyGo-Togood in the hoodRecette

There are so many people in my life that have eating issues – whether it be by allergy, imagination, or choice. I try as hard as I possibly can to not let them get in my way, but there is nothing like a dining companion that has no bullshit holding them back at the dinner […]

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