Random Article Blend When you think about the four women of Sex and the City all together, what are they usually doing? From cupcakes that became an international sensation to a few spots where real, poor New Yorkers like me eat, these restaurants are all part of the real fabric of New York life—even if their roles on the show were entirely fictional.
Rumor has it this brunch spot has made two appearances on Sex and the City, but from what I remember it was just the spot where Aleksandr Petrovsky and Carrie had brunch with his snooty, uptown New York type friends. How am I smarter than smug lady? Answer me that, Michael Patrick King! The better, real-life option: Well, the crowds are kind of required. Both pack in the crowds, but, depending on who you ask, they can be a little less scene-y than their more famous sibling.
Both Pastis and Spice Market share an odd bit of land in Manhattan called the Meatpacking District, which is actually still a location for cutting and shipping meat as well as an epicenter of hot clubs and restaurants. Spice Market is one of the hottest, an enormous Asian fusion restaurant that specializes in attractive waitstaff as well as classy meals.
Yes, a friend of mine used to work there. Why do you ask? Well, you can always have a drink at the bar, which is what I did the one time I visited my pal while she was on the job.
They serve better-than-average variations on cocktail snacks, and the drinks are weird—in a good, but expensive way. Not exactly fancy fusion, but damn tasty for about the price of one Spice Market cocktail. If you were really Carrie Bradshaw, and you really lived where the show claims she does 66 Perry Street, if you remember from yesterday , you would walk right past this Mexican dive on your way to glamorous Pastis or Spice Market.
And Carrie did, dragging Miranda and Steve along with her for a double date that turned out to be a disastrous attempt to get back together with Aidan. Maybe she thought all the shiny tinsel hanging from the ceiling would distract him from the knowledge that their relationship was a terrible idea to begin with?
Plus, unlike the inherent girliness of Sex and the City, plenty of straight! The eagle-eyed pedestrians who constantly reported Sex and the City movie shoots to the website Gawker claim that the movie filmed outside this restaurant last fall.
Maybe Pastis is soooo over, and they had to pick a new French restaurant for the movie? But if the Sex and the City effect spreads to this spot, you may want to stick with the uptown version, located at 85th and Broadway. Same menu, same ambience, but maybe a lot fewer Carrie-bots. Surely you must know by now. After being featured on one early episode of Sex and the City, what was once a neighborhood bakery became an international craze.
The bus tour stops here. Lines are out the door even in freezing cold weather. I swear, the number of Sex and the City fans lining out the door of this place has caused a cupcake boom in this city.
But hey, no complaints here.