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  • When Gingerbread Fails: A Slide Show

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Making a gingerbread house is harder than it looks. A lot harder. But the good thing is that even when it fails to resemble a Bauhaus building, it still tastes yummy in the end. And that's the most... More >>

  • The Early Word: Hung Ry
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    The Early Word: Hung Ry

    published Dec 20, 2010

    We're not big on restaurants with jokey names (Dirty Bird To-Go or Rabbit in the Moon, yeah, no thanks), but given all the buzz surrounding the recently opened noodle shop Hung Ry, we had to stop by ... More >>

  • Ask the Critics: What Should I Do if I Get Food Poisoning?

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Rebecca F. asks: My boyfriend and I think we got food poisoning from a restaurant we ate at a few days ago since we both got sick within half an hour of each other. Are we supposed to tell the restau... More >>

  • Want to Dine Like the Stars? Eat at These Restaurants

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Because no trip to New York City is complete without a celebrity spotting, ABC News has compiled a list of places where the stars like to hang out and dine. You can be just like famous people! Excep... More >>

  • Zagat's Food Truck Finder Eliminates Angst of Searching for Lunch

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Food trucks might be in jeopardy, but one thing helping keep business alive is Zagat's Food Truck Finder. Although it's still in beta, Zagat's site already has 33 different food trucks identified and... More >>

  • The Early Word: Saigon Shack

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Saigon Shack has been open for about a month, selling banh mi, pho, and other Vietnamese and pan-Asian snacks to hungry NYU students and Greenwich Village residents. Looking for a quick lunch, we po... More >>

  • Butter Queen of Brooklyn Churns Out the Good Stuff
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    Butter Queen of Brooklyn Churns Out the Good Stuff

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Yes, Brooklyn foodism is reaching an apogee of somewhat annoying proportions, but one new company stands out as a worthwhile addition to the larder: The Butter Queen of Brooklyn, which sells a variety... More >>

  • Why a Motorized Shopping Cart Isn't a Good Getaway Vehicle
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    Why a Motorized Shopping Cart Isn't a Good Getaway Vehicle

    published Dec 16, 2010

    File this under most ridiculous food theft ever. A Florida man was charged with stealing 11 packages of meat from a local Winn-Dixie supermarket. Unsurprisingly, he got caught because his getaway ve... More >>

  • Red Rooster's Infused Bourbon Lineup

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Bourbon infusions aren't new to the cocktail game, and it's true that there won't be an infusion of greater genius than the bacon one created a while back at PDT. Still, though, the selection that wi... More >>

  • Food Truck Discrimination on the Upper East Side?

    published Dec 15, 2010

    There's a rumble in the streets of the Upper East Side, and residents are saying they don't want any food trucks in their 'hood.Illegal parking of the trucks is residents' biggest concern, and City C... More >>

  • CookieBar Returns for a Pop-Up with Liddabit Sweets

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Dorie Greenspan hinted it might happen, and now she's confirmed the return of CookieBar. According to her Twitter feed, CookieBar will take part in a pop-up shop along with Liddabit Sweets at 39 Whit... More >>

  • Serious Eats Ranks the City's Best Hot Chocolates

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Serious Eats just published their list of the city's 10 best hot chocolates, which is great because nothing is better on a cold day than a mug of hot, chocolaty goodness. But, of course, you would a... More >>

  • It Snowed! Time to Make Maple Taffy

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Now that New York City has had its first snowfall, no matter how pitiful of a flurry it was, it's time to think about maple taffy, that glorious confection invented by our friends up north who can't ... More >>

  • Donate Food to Get Tickets to See the New York Yankees

    published Dec 14, 2010

    'Tis the season to be charitable, and the New York Yankees are once again sponsoring a holiday food drive on December 16 in which donors can receive two tickets to see the team play in 2011. Simply d... More >>

  • Jeffrey's Grocery Serves Up Lamb Shank and Toilet Paper

    published December 15, 2010

    It’s becoming common for restaurants to clear out some of their tables to make way for a food shop. Maybe it’s to evoke a... More >>

  • AQ KafĂ© Now Peddling Lucia Buns for St. Lucy's Day

    published Dec 13, 2010

    Today, December 13, is Saint Lucy's Day, the church feast day celebrated primarily throughout the Nordic countries, most notably in Sweden. Flaxen-haired girls wearing white and perching a crown of ... More >>

  • 5 New York City-Centric Food Trends for 2011

    published Dec 13, 2010

    Predictions for the upcoming year in food are always a mixed bag. Some are aversions to this year's trends (pie to cupcakes, lamb belly to pork belly) while others are just random (sweet potatoes as... More >>

  • RezBook Hopes to Become the New OpenTable

    published Dec 13, 2010

    OpenTable is getting some competition in the online reservations game from RezBook, a new reservation and table management system that uses the iPad (because you can't be competitive in this day and a... More >>

  • How to Lose Weight: Think About Eating Instead of Actually Doing It
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    How to Lose Weight: Think About Eating Instead of Actually Doing It

    published Dec 10, 2010

    The Los Angeles Times reveals the diet trick of anorexics everywhere: Imagine that you're eating food and then you won't be hungry.Explaining the findings from the latest edition of Science, the newsp... More >>

  • The Ten Best Cookbooks of 2010, According to Everyone Else

    published Dec 10, 2010

    It's the end of the year, time for best-of roundups. Rather than create our own list of the top cookbooks of 2010, we took a look at everyone else's and determined which books overlapped the most. ... More >>

  • Nutmeg: Good for Flavoring Eggnog and Getting You High
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    Nutmeg: Good for Flavoring Eggnog and Getting You High

    published Dec 10, 2010

    Nothing says the holidays like nutmeg, that essential ingredient in pumpkin pie, eggnog, hot buttered rum, and spice cookies. And now it's becoming a popular substitute for LSD.ABC News is reporting ... More >>

  • Ask the Critics: Where Should I Send My 21-Year-Old Godson For Birthday Fun?

    Ask the Critics: Where Should I Send My 21-Year-Old Godson For Birthday Fun?

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Miriam A. asks: My godson is turning 21 and I'd like to get him a gift certificate to a restaurant worthy of such an occasion but that's not too fancy or stuffy for a young man. Suggestions? Dear Mir... More >>

  • New York Tops Writers' Best Meals of 2010

    published Dec 09, 2010

    No one needs to tell us that the Big Apple tops the charts when it comes to eating. But for additional proof that it's the best city for dining, Gadling has rounded up some food and travel writers' b... More >>

  • Brooklyn Bread Press Brings Foodie News to Kings County

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Because there's never enough food (or food writers, one might argue) to go around, there's a new culinary weekly hitting the presses called Brooklyn Bread Press, covering, yup, the gastronomic deligh... More >>

  • Socarrat Will Open in Nolita Soon

    published Dec 08, 2010

    Socarrat, home of paella goodness and crispy rice bits, is expanding to Nolita, and we've got a glimpse of what's to come.A stroll by the restaurant yesterday showed us that construction is basically ... More >>

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