Score a Table at the NFL’s First Super Bowl Pop-Up Restaurant in N.Y.C.

01/09/2014 at 05:22 PM ET

Danny Meyer: Super Bowl Pop-Up Restaurant
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This is even better than a tailgate party.

If you’re heading to New York City in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, stop in for a meal at the NFL’s first-ever Super Bowl-themed pop-up restaurant, Forty Ate, located in the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel.

Football fans (and non-fans too) can eat up hearty fare like grilled skirt steak, Vermont cheddar burgers and mac and cheese, as well as kale Caesar salad, pasta with winter squash and apple pie with walnut brown-sugar ice cream.

In between bites, diners can ooh and aah at the collection of 47 Super Bowl rings and NFL artifacts curated by the pro football Hall of Fame that will be on display. Former and current players will be popping in to make appearances during the week, too.

The restaurant run by Danny Meyer, the guy behind the Shake Shack burger joint empire, will be open for lunch and dinner from January 27 through February 1. gets extra points for offering stunning views of Times Square from its perch above Broadway.

While tables with the best views are on sale for $50,000 (yes, really!), you can score a much more reasonably-priced dinner by calling 212-450-2014 for a reservation.

—Nancy Mattia

FILED UNDER: Food , Restaurants , Super Bowl

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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