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    December 2, 2011

    Zoku: Instant Ice Pop Maker, Gift Suggestion No. 1

    ​Zoku: It reputedly makes "healthy" frozen pops on the countertop in 7 minutes. Tired of making your own alcoholic popsicles by mixing up the hooch, pouring it in cheap plastic molds, popping them in the freezer, and then waiting hours for your treats to gestate?

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    November 3, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now

    Chantal MartineauAlways thirsty.​ We sure do enjoy a drink around these parts. (These parts being The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature.) Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: we've knocked it back. Nowadays, it seems lik ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Signage Is Up at the New Sunburnt Calf BK

    Chantal MartineauAnother shrimp on the BK?​ While the rest of us kicked back and enjoyed the long weekend, the folks from Sunburnt Cow were busy at work, as evidenced by the signage for the new Sunburnt Calf in Brooklyn that went up on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights.

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    September 5, 2011

    Dish No. 32: Haitian Griot, or Grillot, at the Labor Day Parade

    ​The griot, or grillot, come with a luscious green salad. Griot (also spelled grillot) is one of the triumphs of Haitian Kreole cuisine, pork nuggets soaked in a solution of shallots and sour orange juice, boiled in the solution until the pan dries out, and then fried in lard, rendering the ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    What to Drink at NoBar: The NoCar

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauA NoCar at NoBar​​​The drink: NoCar The bar: NoBar (608 Nostrand Avenue, Bed-Stuy) The price: $12 Ingredients: Hennessy, Cointreau, lemon juice, served in a highball.

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    August 14, 2011

    Smoked Brisket Sandwich at Fatty 'Cue, Dish No. 54

    ​The smoked brisket sandwich is a very lush production. The brunch menu at Fatty 'Cue is, in many ways, more approachable than the restaurant's regular menu. There are strange sandwiches, plates of ribs, and a soup among the 10 offerings.

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    August 11, 2011

    What to Drink at The Bearded Lady: The Kinky Krown

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauThe Bearded Lady's Kinky Krown​​​The drink: Kinky Krown The bar: The Bearded Lady (686A Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights, 469-232-7333) The price: $9 Ingredients: Plymouth gin, ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Shrimp and Fish Po'Boys at Motorboat & the Big Banana at Rockaway Beach

    Chantal MartineauShrimp po'boy especial.​ It seems counterintuitive to eat fried fish at the beach, which inevitably gets paired with cold beer and ends up puffing out exposed bellies, but what the hey. At Motorboat & the Big Banana at Rockaway Beach, the shrimp and fish po'boys are worth the ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Purbird to Offer Purely Chicken-Focused Menu

    Chantal MartineauTastes like chicken.​We weren't sure what to expect from Purbird at the corner of Sixth Avenue and St. Marks in Park Slope when we first spotted its signage last month. An updated promo in the window has let the cat -- or should we say chicken, har har -- out of the bag.

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    July 19, 2011

    What to Drink at The Beagle: The Barrel-Aged Manhattan

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauAge before beauty​​​The drink: Barrel-Aged Manhattan The bar: The Beagle (162 Avenue A, East Village, 212-228-6900) The price: $14 Ingredients: Buffalo Trace White Dog, sweet verm ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    What to Drink at Lantern's Keep: The Poet's Dream

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauDream on.​​The drink: Poet's Dream The bar: Lantern's Keep (The Iroquois Hotel, 49 West 44th Street, 212-453-4287) The price: $14 Ingredients: Orange bitters, gin, dry vermouth, and ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    What to Drink at Maison Premiere: The Absinthe Frappe

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauGet happy.​​The drink: Absinthe Frappe The bar: Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, 347-335-0446) The price: $12 Ingredients: Pernod 68, sugar, crushed ice, and water ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    What to Drink at The Dutch (While You're Waiting for that Barrel-Aged Brooklyn Cocktail to Come Back): The Pickled Ramp Gibson

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauThe garlickiest of Gibsons​The drink: Pickled Ramp Gibson The bar: The Dutch (131 Sullivan Street, Soho, 212-677-6200) The price: $14 The ingredients: Breuckelen Gin, vermouth, lemon ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Jalapeño NYC Truck's Goat Barbacoa and Salt Beef Tacos

    Chantal MartineauYet another taco truck. Yay!​ When we told you about the newly minted Jalapeño NYC truck last week, you may have thought to yourself, "Great. Not another taco truck." And, yes, it may be the last thing the city needs on the whole. But it certainly isn't the last thing Fort Gr ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    The Fatty Crew Will Take Over LTO May 11-15

    ​Maharlika isn't the only pop-up set to colonize an entire restaurant: The folks at Fatty Crew are also set to take over LTO from May 11 to 15. They'll do so for the purpose of serving five-course meals and excellent cocktails: $125 will get you a pile of family-style dishes, and $180 will get ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Jonah Crab, Falafel, Cream of Rice, and a Negroni

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    April 6, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Liddabit Sweets, Shack Burgers, and Artichoke's Meatballs

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    April 5, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Grilled Cheese, Conch, Peanut Butter, and Focaccia

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    April 1, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Kale, Eggs, Olive Oil Cake, and American Cheese

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 31, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Oxtail, Kraut, Turkey, and Brats

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 29, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Spicy Tuna Rolls, Sirloin, and Pork

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 24, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 23, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 15, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 14, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 10, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 8, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    March 3, 2011

    What to Drink at Thistle Hill Tavern: The Thistle Hill Cocktail

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauThe house special​​The drink: Thistle Hill Cocktail The bar: Thistle Hill Tavern The price: $12 The ingredients: Famous Grouse, Carpano Antica, A.B. Smeby citrus bitters

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    February 28, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 24, 2011

    Last Night: Pop-Up Bartenders at Fatty Johnson's

    ​Chantal Martineau of Fork in the Road concocted a cocktail called Norman Mailer -- a bi-alcohol Manhattan variation finished with an aerosol spray of eau de vie. You've heard of pop-up restaurants and pop-up bars? Well, last night we witnessed the phenomenon of pop-up bartenders, as scribes ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 18, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 17, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 16, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 15, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 11, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 10, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    January 21, 2011

    Heartbreak Restaurant Up and Running, Blazing Bright

    Chantal MartineauHeartbreak an eyesore.​ The last we heard about Heartbreak Restaurant, the new German joint on Second Avenue from Ingrid Roettele, the big red sign was going up. Now, it appears, the restaurant has been up and running for a few weeks, and, taking a page out of Pulino's and oth ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    The Incredible Power of Sul Lung Tang Soup at Gahm Mi Oak

    Chantal MartineauBone-in this.​ 'Tis soup season, and there is no shortage of good brothy bowls to warm you in this town. The growing number of great ramen joints comes to mind. But when it comes to the kind of wet cold that gets in your bones, like the kind that soaked through so many socks y ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    What to Drink at The National: The Winter Break

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauTake a Winter Break at The National.​The drink: Winter Break The bar: The National, 557 Lexington Avenue, 212-715-2400 The price: $12 The ingredients: Bourbon, Pimm's, Wood's cider, ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Fort Greene Coffee Snobs, Rejoice: WTF Brings First-Rate Java to the Neighborhood (Baked Goods Coming Soon)

    Chantal MartineauWTF? Espresso, silly.​It used to be judged by the existence of a wine bar. Then, maybe, a cocktail lounge. Now, the way to be sure a neighborhood has arrived is when it gets a proper coffee bar. WTF in Fort Greene is serving not only excellent espresso prepared by skilled bari ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    What to Drink at Orient Express: The Mitropa

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauAll aboard.​​The drink: The Mitropa The bar: Orient Express, 325 West 11th Street The price: $14 The ingredients: Plymouth gin, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, grapefruit bitters, and Pey ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    What to Drink at James: Palmer's Pride

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauPalmer's Pride​The drink: Palmer's Pride The bar: James, 605 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn The price: $9 The ingredients: Bourbon, Earl Grey-infused honey, and lemon juice, shaken, then to ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    What to Drink at Raines Law Room: French Fix

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauGet French Fix-ed.​​The drink: French Fix The bar: Raines Law Room, 48 West 17th Street The price: $13 The ingredients: Muddled fresh pineapple, fresh lemon juice, Yellow Chartreuse ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    What to Drink at PDT: A Kansai Kick

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Chantal MartineauKansai Kick​The drink: Kansai Kick The bar: PDT, 113 St. Marks Place The price: $14 The ingredients: 12-year-old Yamazaki Japanese whiskey, Sercial madeira, fresh lime juice, and orge ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Goose Island's Juliet Belgian Style Ale: Making Sour the New Bitter

    Chantal MartineauWherefore art thou, Juliet?​Among American beer drinkers, the battle for who can drink the bitterest, hoppiest ale can be something of a pissing contest. But in Europe, hopheads are giving way to sour nuts, as sour ales become increasingly de rigueur. In this spirit, Goose Isl ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Rockaway Tacos Returns with Plans for a Friday Local Fish Fry

    Chantal MartineauRockaway Tacos returns with big plans.​Rockaway Tacos reopened at the corner of 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. this past Memorial Day weekend. The crowds turned out -- some barefoot, others proudly sporting their Rockaway Tacos t-shirts -- clamoring for fish tacos. (And ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    What to Drink at SHO Shaun Hergatt's Pearl Bar: The White Dog Smash

    Chantal MartineauChase this White Dog.​The drink: White Dog Smash The bar: Pearl Bar at SHO Shaun Hergatt, 40 Broad Street The price: $15 The ingredients: Death's Door White Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, fresh mint, muddled with sugar, and strained over ice in a rocks glass. The buzz: If a W ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Alan Harding's Food Truck Coming Soon to Hot Bird

    Chantal MartineauHot Bird about to get hotter.​The chalk scribblings scrawled on the wooden enclosure around the newly opened Hot Bird proclaim the imminent arrival of Alan Harding's food truck. On his website, he reveals a few more details about his progress with the truck.

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    August 10, 2009

    Watch Chantal on the Travel Channel Tonight!

    Our very own Chantal Martineau will be on your teevee tonight! She's one of five stars of the Travel Channel's Confessions of a Travel Writer, which airs tonight at 9pm, just before the new No Reservations. Tonight's episode finds Chantal in Chile, talking about wine. We think you ought to watch it ... More >>

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