February 2016

Last seasons pants

February 29, 2016

Recette-Your New Brunch Buddy

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328 West 12th Street
(212) 414 3000
www.recetteny.com

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

pants at a glance

  • 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

pants picks

brunchGood for sharingWest Village

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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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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November 13, 2014

Alder- Alder- CaDaBra!

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157 Second Avenue
(212) 539-1900
www.aldernyc.com

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

Alder NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Minimal and downtown, Alder is intrinsically cool without any special effort
  • sip: Fancy cocktails, some of which have umbrellas; wine, beer, etc
  • savor: Pigs in a blanket; shrimps on shrimp; I imagine the rye pasta with pastrami
  • sit: Definitely a place to chat with a friend and casually nibble and discuss how good the food is in between catching up
  • stilettos: Black jeans, moto boots or designer sneakers and you are good to go
  • spend: $$
  • address: 157 Second Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 539-1900
  • website: www.aldernyc.com

pants picks

Counter cultureGood for sharingHyped ChefSomething different

Wylie Dusfrene is the Willy Wonka of cuisine, injecting (some times literally) every dish with a bit of wizardry and tricks of taste and texture. As I read the Alder menu, and not  having not had Dusfrene’s food in quite some time, my mind was going double time, imagining all of the wild ways that the dishes would […]

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October 29, 2014

Estela- Estellar

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47 East Houston Street
(212) 219-7693
www.estelanyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Cramped chic; cozy yet bustling with exposed brick and candles
  • sip: Anything if you can get the bartender's attention
  • savor: Mussels Escabeche; Burrata; Arroz; Ricotta Dumplings
  • sit: With foodie friends from out of town; With another couple before you go out for some drinks; date night
  • stilettos: Estela is pretty hot right now, but still casual; rag and bone skinnies, a flannel shirt and moto boots would look right at home
  • spend: $$
  • address: 47 East Houston Street
  • phone number: (212) 219-7693
  • website: www.estelanyc.com

pants picks

buzzycasualGood for sharingromanticalSolid bet

Did you hear the one about the President whose card got declined at a trendy NYC eatery? Yeah, well we did too ( He should have used Cover, but I digress)… Presidential seal or not, Estela is worth a visit, but it takes a little patience. Estela is very small; Actually not really small as […]

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