December 2015

Last seasons pants

April 28, 2015

Javelina- Jave to Try

buttons open

119 East 18th Street (between Park and Irving Place)
(212) 539-0202
www. javelinatexmex.com

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

Javelina NYC Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants

pants at a glance

  • scene: Lot's of "wooh" girls out on the town; casual tex mex vibe without a lot of kitsch
  • sip: Margaritas, tequila, Mexican beer,
  • savor: Queso, Fajitas, Enchiladas
  • sit: With a group of girls if you must; with another couple
  • stilettos:
  • spend: $$
  • address: 119 East 18th Street (between Park and Irving Place)
  • phone number: (212) 539-0202
  • website: www. javelinatexmex.com

pants picks

casualgood in the hoodhot hot hotTex Mex

Tex Mex food is fun; there is no other way to say it.  It is naughty, it is messy, and goes well with tequila, which may explain the lowered inhibitions and raised voices of girls in a Tex Mex restaurant.  I don’t know what it is about tequila that makes girls screech, but it does, […]

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December 16, 2014

Cosme – Be-Cosme It’s Awesome

buttons bursting open

35 East 21st St, btw Broadway and Park
(212) 913-9659
cosmenyc.com

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

Chilaquiles at Cosme NYC via Unbuttoningpants.com

pants at a glance

  • scene: Muy Caliente! This is THE place to see and be seen...
  • sip: The Anti Histamine, Paloma, or your favorite type of tequila on the rocks with a side of "sangrita"
  • savor: Everything you possibly can! Do not miss the Chilaquiles, Smoked Salmon Tostada, or Quesadillas
  • sit: Beat the rush and snag a seat in the front bar room, or if you are lucky enough, a table in the back
  • stilettos: Si señora!
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 35 East 21st St, btw Broadway and Park
  • phone number: (212) 913-9659
  • website: cosmenyc.com

pants picks

hot hot hotHyped ChefMexicansexy sexyTequila!

I have had a pretty insane dining schedule this December, but I cannot complain – I have been the Christopher Columbus of Eater’s HeatMap, and while a beach vacation is in my near future, ’tis the season for eating. After Bowery Meat Company, Upland, Chef’s Club and before dinner at the relaunched Momofuku Ko, I […]

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February 10, 2014

Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room – Yea You Right

buttons open

6 West 24th Street (btw 5th and 6th)
(212) 234-2373
bosrestaurant.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Flatiron cool mixed with post-work cocktailing and pre-gaming groups having a fun (and loud) dinner
  • sip: Plenty of craft cocktails, and a "Pick Your Poison Pickle Program" to customize your martini; Reasonable wine list also available
  • savor: It's really hard to go wrong here! Monkey Bread, Roasted Oysters, Low Country Ham; Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Pork Chop
  • sit: While both the bar and the dining room are loud, the big banquettes in the back are the tables to snag
  • stilettos: With this winter, heels have been impossible! You can go either way here, but you definitely won't feel uncomfortable in flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 6 West 24th Street (btw 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 234-2373
  • website: bosrestaurant.com

pants picks

Good Bar Scenegood in the hoodGroupshot hot hotRagin' Cajun

After a reader recently attacked us for judging a restaurant after eating there once (a disclaimer we gave at the beginning of our review, nonetheless, but he seemed to be the only person offended by it), I decided I’d wait until after my second visit to Bo’s to give it the props it deserves. In […]

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December 31, 2013

Toro – No Bull

buttons open

85 10th Avenue (entrance on 15th Street, right at 11th Ave)
(212) 691-2360
www.toro-nyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: The hottest table in NYC right now, so prepare to fight your way to the bar and shout to your friends; High ceilings and big windows, but warm wood softens the industrial-style space
  • sip: House cocktails are offered (various concoctions with port, madeira, sherry, and gin - apparently it's popular now in Barcelona), but opt for sangria on tap or a Spanish Red from the fairly reasonable wine list
  • savor: Erizos Con Caviar, Setas, Ensalada Cortada, Lobster & Black Truffle Paella
  • sit: A table away from the bar is ideal for your eardrums, and a seat with a view of the open kitchen in back is even better
  • stilettos: A place this cool you don't want to look like you are trying too hard… stick to jeans and a hot pair of heels
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 85 10th Avenue (entrance on 15th Street, right at 11th Ave)
  • phone number: (212) 691-2360
  • website: www.toro-nyc.com

pants picks

Chef's TableGroupshot hot hotHyped Chefsexy sexySpanish

I caught wind about Toro extremely early, as it’s co-owned by a close friend of mine from Cornell, who also owns Willow Road. Although I have never rooted for anything Boston (along with most other New York sports fans), the concept, space, and talent behind Toro justified the buzz and I couldn’t wait to be […]

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