June 2015

Last seasons pants

June 29, 2015

MP Taverna- M(V)P Taverna

buttons open

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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April 14, 2014

Gato- Almost Purrrrr-fect

buttons open

324 Lafayette Street
(212) 334-6400
www.gatonyc.com

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

Gato NYC Bobby Flay

pants at a glance

  • scene: Industrial brick and wood, with warm, cool light fixtures of various materials and heights
  • sip: Specialty cocktails and full wine, you know the drill
  • savor: Octopus; potatoes with egg; tarte tartin
  • sit: Actually a pretty good date spot, if you are both into food; great for groups to share a lot of small plates, good spot for a chat fest with a friend
  • stilettos: The crowd was pretty turned out in a downtown way; since it is new and hot, feel free to look the same...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 324 Lafayette Street
  • phone number: (212) 334-6400
  • website: www.gatonyc.com

pants picks

GroupsHyped Chefsexy sexyWell Fed Med

Meow! Hello Pretty Kitties, there is a new feline in town, curled up on Lafayette Street, and she belongs to Bobby Flay.  I originally thought that Gato was going to be a replacement for the recently shuttered Mesa Grill or the not as recently shuttered Bolo, but Gato has a Meditrreanean identity all of her […]

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September 18, 2012

FishTag- Ambitious and Delicious Fishes

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222 West 79th (between Amsterdam and B'way)
(212) 362-7470
www.fishtagrestaurant.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Simple and clean on the UWS; in the know locals and date nighters
  • sip: Wines in any size you would want (don't tell Bloomberg)
  • savor: Prawn bruschetta; octopus; salmon
  • sit: This is a good place to take your parents; friends on the UWS; People who like to share food
  • stilettos: Um...UWS...you need to look neat- more Equipment shirt than concert t-shirt
  • spend: $$
  • address: 222 West 79th (between Amsterdam and B'way)
  • phone number: (212) 362-7470
  • website: www.fishtagrestaurant.com

pants picks

Fish Facegood in the hoodHyped ChefWell Fed Med

Don’t get your khakis in a bunch, but the UWs side is pretty much the ‘burbs to us- residential, pretty, and slightly slower than the frenetic pace of the Big City.  Restaurants on the UWS seem to serve a purpose- to feed people- rather than excite and inspire them; a night out is built around […]

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June 1, 2011

Boulud Sud: Better-teranean Food

buttons bursting open

20 West 64th Street
212-595-1313
www.danielnyc.com (there is music)

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: civilized but not stuffy; minimally done dining room with soft-ish lighting and a buzz from all large open kitchen populated by cute men
  • sip: wine- there is a focus on Mediterranean wines that could encourage taking a shot blindly and trying something new; or you can stick to old standards, they say there are bottles from $25, so...
  • savor: hummus; eggplant; lamb; scallops; the breads
  • sit: people who like to share food; parents or out of towners who want to check out Lincoln Center; suitable for a business dinner
  • stilettos: the crowd was shockingly less khaki than I expected for the UWS, pretty polished and dressed for a Tuesday night; that being said, no need to be super trendy, just nice and classic
  • spend: $$
  • address: 20 West 64th Street
  • phone number: 212-595-1313
  • website: www.danielnyc.com (there is music)

pants picks

DanielWell Fed Med

Why did the Pants cross town? To get to Boulud Sud!  Unfortunately, “sud” does not refer to southern Manhattan,  but rather Meditteranean flavors, so our journey to “Sud” began with us heading North, to the UWS, right across from Lincoln Center.   It’s no secret that Daniel Boulud is worth traveling for, and there is […]

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