5 Restos, 5 Editor-Approved Outfits

There are no disagreements at R29 HQ quite like the squabbles over what to order for lunch. Yep, we're just as opinionated on the topic of F-O-O-D as we are on, say, a well-soled stiletto. And, with so many stellar eateries jam-packed into one metropolis, the options (and noon-time arguments) are endless.
So, we challenged our fellow editors to put their restaurant recommendations where their taste buds are — and assemble an ensemble to match. From a Colombian-street-food joint perfect for a late-night bite to a rustic Italian eatery our executive editor can't get enough of, these are the spots nearest and dearest to our hearts stomachs, and worth a try this weekend. Is there anything better than food and fashion? We think not.
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Christene Barberich, Editor-In-Chief

Even though Rucola is such a deliciously chill place, it really brings out the festive in me. Maybe because it's just a few blocks away and perfectly reasonable for walking over in five-inchers. Or, it could be because the crowd and vibe is so welcoming and cheery, it makes me want to wear something fun and maybe even a little weird because my Rucola compatriots would never judge. Whatever it is...it's cause to dress up on a Friday night and cap off the week with my favorite date.

Rucola, 190 Dean Street (at Bond Street); 718-576-3209.
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Connie Wang, Style Director
"In the basement of the New World Shopping Center in Flushing, Queens, is the closest thing I can get to the huge food courts that are ubiquitous in Asian countries. Eating is kind of a sport in these situations, so come with a team and get a huge mishmash of dishes from different stalls to share. I always get hand-pulled lamb noodles, a pan of authentic steamed gyozas, Ma La Tung, soup dumplings, and shaved ice, so I need a jean with a little bit of stretch to make room. Little spills and splatters are a given, so a printed dress that goes over your lap is definitely a must."

New World Shopping Center, 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue (at Main Street), Flushing; 718-353-0551.
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Neha Gandhi, Executive Editor, Features
"Everything about this place is wonderful. The lemon pasta. The delicious-but-affordable wine list. The olive-oil cake. The warm, beautiful space. I've never been disappointed by a meal here (although, occasionally, I have been annoyed by the wait, but I guess that's the price you pay)."

Rosemary's, 18 Greenwich Avenue (at West 10th Street); 212-647-1818.
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Annie Georgia Greenberg, Senior Style Editor
"Crudo, pasta, pesce, carne — these are a few of my favorite things. And, no one does them better than L'Artusi. The hip Italian restaurant has small plates that will fill your stomach and occupy your dreams for weeks after a visit. Try the roasted mushrooms, hamachi tartare, charred octopus, and roasted quail, but only if you want to develop a serious culinary addiction. When there, I suggest wearing a slightly bumped-up version of your day-to-day garb: mixed prints and throw-on heels."

L'Artusi, 228 West 10th Street (at Bleecker Street); 212-255-5757.
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Vanessa Golembewski, Assistant News & Entertainment Editor
"Have you ever had Colombian street food? It is magical. One night, after a show at Rockwood Music Hall, I discovered the cuisine at Los Perros Locos, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. Salchipapas. Hamburguesas. Perros Especiales (hot dogs with crazy stuff on them). It's the ideal LES spot for a weekend nosh session. It's also the perfect place to channel downtown vibes with a streetwear-inspired outfit. Note: If you're going to wear a Boston hat, you should make sure to accessorize with a fairly thick skin."

Los Perros Locos, 201 Allen Street (at East Houston Street); 212-473-1200.
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