May 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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February 3, 2015

Bar Primi – TGIF

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325 Bowery
(212) 220-9100
www.barprimi.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Bi-level space with a white washed farmhouse, wood floors and candlelight vibe
  • sip: speciality cocktails, reasonably priced wine
  • savor: meatballs; "the sandwich", pasta
  • sit: With your honey; with a group to share lots of dishes; with your parents for an early dinner
  • stilettos: The place is jumping, but is pretty casual, so I would dress more Bowery Boho than Fifth Avenue Fancy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 325 Bowery
  • phone number: (212) 220-9100
  • website: www.barprimi.com

pants picks

Hyped ChefItalno reservations

For the first time in recent and not so recent memory, I found myself in NYC for a spell during the Holidays, as I was not leaving for my holiday until January 4th.  Because of when Christmas and New Year’s fell, the city was sleepy for a good ten days, making it a truly glorious place […]

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November 5, 2014

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar- The Bar is Raised

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151 West 51st Street (across the galleria from Le Bernadin)
(212) 554-1143
www.aldosohmwinebar.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Neutral palate off set by bright pops of art and pieces of wimpy; bright, not a dark drinking den
  • sip: WINE
  • savor: Meats, cheeses, in various combinations; boudin blanc
  • sit: With your honey for drinks/bites after work; with a friend/colleague to unwind after a stuffier event; with your sister, who loves wine also
  • stilettos: This is a classy joint, more Manolo than Moschino, so look neat and clean
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 151 West 51st Street (across the galleria from Le Bernadin)
  • phone number: (212) 554-1143
  • website: www.aldosohmwinebar.com

pants picks

Dateno reservationsSophisticatedWine TimeWork drinks

Wine Time! With the exception of possibly a Real Housewife of Somewhere, there are few people around that love wine as much as I do.  The idea of a “wine bar” seems repetitive to me, because I order wine at almost every bar; the exceptions of course are the really fun divey ones, where it’s Jameson […]

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August 21, 2014

Root & Bone- South, Meet Mouth

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200 East 3rd Street
(646) 682-7080
www.rootnbone.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Southern Charm meets Alphabet City; just cooly hip, not hipster
  • sip: Bourbon baby, this is Southern food; full list of cocktails and wines as well
  • savor: Fried chicken; biscuits; mac and cheese
  • sit: On a double date; with a fried chicken fiend
  • stilettos: No need for YSL shoes in the land of ABC streets; jeans and flats will do ya just fine
  • spend: $$
  • address: 200 East 3rd Street
  • phone number: (646) 682-7080
  • website: www.rootnbone.com

pants picks

casualfried chickenHyped Chefno reservations

Bikini season is on its last legs, (and abs and ass), so there is no better time to treat yourself to some guilt-inducing, finger licking fried chicken. After interviewing Mr. Lee Schrager about his book “Fried and True”, a compilation of fried chicken recipes from around the country, I had bird on the brain and […]

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July 15, 2014

Sweet Chick LES- How Sweet It Is

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178 Ludlow Street (between Houston and Stanton)
(646) 657-0233
www.sweetchicknyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Down -home and downtown
  • sip: Blood Mary's; signature cocktails, etc
  • savor: Fried chicken and waffles; biscuits with sausage gravy; kale BLT
  • sit: With anyone - there were a fair amount of families when we visited, and food this good is meant for sharing in large groups
  • stilettos: Drive slow homey, no need rooster around to eat this fried bird...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 178 Ludlow Street (between Houston and Stanton)
  • phone number: (646) 657-0233
  • website: www.sweetchicknyc.com

pants picks

brunchcasualfried chickenno reservationsSouthern

Since I recently ate my way through Nashville, I am clearly an expert on Southern food, no? My time down south taught me  a few things about a few things, and this knowledge empowered me upon my recent visit to check out the weekday brunch at Sweet Chick LES.  You don’t need to be an […]

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June 23, 2014

Russ & Daughters Cafe – Nothing to Kvetch About

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127 Orchard Street, btw Rivington and Delancey
(212) 475-4881
http://www.russanddaughters.com

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

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pants at a glance

  • scene: Modern Diner meets old-school hospitality, with a crowd of loyals, foodies, and tourists alike
  • sip: Full-out soda fountain/bar in the front serving homemade soda blends, egg-creams, cream sodas, and tricked our Bloodies
  • savor: There's barely a way to go wrong… Smoked fish platters, Lower Sunny Side, SUPER HEEBSTER
  • sit: While the counter seats at the soda bar in the front of the restaurant caters well to both singles and duos, try to grab a high top or booth in the back with a bigger group
  • stilettos: No need to break out the besties for Russ & Daughters - wear comfortable flats so you can walk off your meal afterward!
  • spend: $$
  • address: 127 Orchard Street, btw Rivington and Delancey
  • phone number: (212) 475-4881
  • website: http://www.russanddaughters.com

pants picks

brunchFish Faceno reservationsPants FavoriteSmokin'

We may have blonde hair and blonde eyes, but these two shiksa-looking babes grew up Jewish, and have been taking down bagels with lox since birth. Russ & Daughters has been catering the Pants breakfasts and also our family’s Break Fast during Yom Kippur for as long as we can remember, and has always held […]

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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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November 26, 2012

Ippudo – Sometimes Having Nothing to Say Says it All

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65 4th Avenue (btw 9th St & 10th St)
(212) 388-0088
http://www.ippudony.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Everyone from NYU students, to tourists, to Anne Hathaway comes here for their ramen fill. Nicer ambiance than your average East Village noodle spot.
  • sip: Mediocre wine, decent Japanese beer & sake by the glass and bottle
  • savor: RAMEN! Any kind will do, but the Miso Ramen is a personal Pants favorite
  • sit: Solo at the communal table, with a group at a cushy banquette, or if you are a lucky, one of few tables for 2.
  • stilettos: Not necessary - just bring your game face
  • spend: $$
  • address: 65 4th Avenue (btw 9th St & 10th St)
  • phone number: (212) 388-0088
  • website: http://www.ippudony.com

pants picks

Counter culturefavegood in the hoodno reservationsTurning Japanese

There is some food you just can’t comprehend how good it is are until you try it. To be honest, the Pants have been hearing about ramen forever, even ventured to a well known spot on St. Marks to give it a try, and just weren’t impressed. It wasn’t until a trip to Japan that […]

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November 8, 2012

Nom Wah Tea Parlor- Dim Sum and then Some

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13 Doyers Street (At Bowery)
(212) 962-6047
www.nomwah.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Old school soda fountain place with lots of character and not a lot of frills; red and white check table cloths begging to get dirty with dumpling juice
  • sip: Lots of different types of tea; beer, soda...
  • savor: Every single thing you can fit in your face
  • sit: With a large group so you can share a lot of food; with your significant other or sibling after a long night out to soak up your sauced sins
  • stilettos: No! And if you walk around later you might get fish guts on your shoes, so unless you want red snapper on your red soles, dress casually
  • spend: $
  • address: 13 Doyers Street (At Bowery)
  • phone number: (212) 962-6047
  • website: www.nomwah.com

pants picks

ChineseDim Sumno reservations

When the Pants were in Hong Kong, we were so excited to go for traditional dim sum.  There is nothing we love more than delicious little gifts of flavor wrapped up as dumplings. We asked our concierge to reserve us a spot at their recommended restaurant at a manageable 1pm, on a Sunday, as to […]

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August 20, 2012

Momo Sushi Shack- No Fuku, Just Momo

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43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
(718) 418-6666
www.momosushishack.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Garage door cool; long communal tables with dark walls and not a lot of unnecessary decor; chilling music and hip, attractive servers
  • sip: Cold cold beer- a special Sapporo actually from Japan is available; sake to me
  • savor: Pork Betty; fried chicken; hand rolls; gyoza; uni
  • sit: With anyone you know in Brooklyn; with anyone who wants to try a new sushi experience and have some fun
  • stilettos: This is the land of Girls; rock your Isabel Marant and look cool
  • spend: $
  • address: 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (718) 418-6666
  • website: www.momosushishack.com

pants picks

BKCash Moneyno reservationssushi

Momo Sushi Shack has no affiliation with those other Momo’s in Manhattan.  I might be the only person who immediately associates “Momo” with David Chang, but I just wanted to make that clear.  First of all, Momo Sushi Shack is even farther east than the other Momo empire- across the East River, in Bushwick.  The […]

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