Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey Eat Cronuts, Drink Cuban Milkshakes

02/03/2014 at 03:08 PM ET


When Jerry Seinfeld picked up Tina Fey for an episode of his hit web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” they went on a food adventure that made us pretty jealous.

“One of the things I like about you is you enjoy eating things you’re not supposed to eat,” Seinfeld told Fey, comparing decadent foods to “taking mini vacations in your stressful day.”

“Exactly!” agreed the former 30 Rock star. “I win an Emmy and it’s like, what’s my food treat going to be? Winning the Emmy was not a treat. The only reward for anything is food!”

Their first food treat, of sorts: a Wheat Puffs milkshake from Floridita, a Cuban restaurant in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Made with cereal, sugar and milk, the drink didn’t go down easy. After taking a sip, Seinfeld asked, “We know what it is but the question is, why it is?”

“To keep the elderly alive!” Fey quipped.

More to their liking: the French pastries at Dominique Ansel Bakery, the Greenwich Village shop where the Cronut was born. The pair tried multiple sugary desserts, including the acclaimed croissant-doughnut, as well as the Paris-NY, a cream-puff-like confection made with chocolate, caramel and peanut butter.

Between bites, Fey told Seinfeld, “Call an ambulance in fifteen minutes.” To which Seinfeld replied, “Make sure he’s got an insulin pack!”

—Nancy Mattia

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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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