If it seems early for us to be hawking "perfect holiday presents," keep in mind that the Christmas commercials are already airing, department stores are telling us that the shoes we want for ourselves are actually great gifts for other people, and here in New York, the Winter Village at Bryant Park, ... More >>
McDonald's, which has just added oatmeal and is testing flatbread sandwiches, is not afraid of changing its menu. Some locations feature some 100 menu items. [Wall Street Journal] People around the country are willing to pay more for chocolate certified as organic and fair trade, which is ke ... More >>
Bowery BoogieThe Celebrate CaféAlthough it's been doing business for a little while now, the Celebrate Café, um, celebrated its official opening yesterday. Located on the Bowery next door to the Nuyorican Poets Café, it's owned by the Lower Eastside Girls Club, which uses ... More >>
Yesterday's thickest blizzard fell not from the sky. It was the snow job attempt by Governor David Paterson who had his otherwise estimable counsel, Peter Kiernan, issue a statement insisting that subpoenas served on the state Lottery Division were unrelated to the gov's deeply bizarre select ... More >>
Cocoa kicks up this fro-yo.Hold on to your spoons, frozen yogurt fans. Korean import Red Mango is going to try to top the not-quite-tangerine-not-quite-mango flavor it launched last year with a new cocoa flavor.
sudeep1106/flickrAccording to a report from Bloomberg, Cadbury's popular Dairy Milk bars will carry Fair Trade certification, beginning this week. The British company, responding to rising demand in the U.K. for ethically sourced products, will use Fair Trade cocoa and sugar from Ghana and Belize, r ... More >>
An enterprising University of Missouri student has created a line of alcohol-flavored popcorn called Pub Corn.[CNN]According to figures from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the cube steak is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.[NY Times]Noting that the Texas and Georgia peanut produc ... More >>
Nick Anderman is covering Bonnaroo in this space through Monday. This is the part where he tells you what he ate. photo by Mark C. Austin Food at Bonnaroo is generally a bit overpriced, as you would expect, though there seems to be a festival-wide price cap on beer, which is $6 everywhere. Budwei ... More >>
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