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    April 29, 2012

    Obama's Comedy Routine; Apple Avoids Billions in Taxes; DSK Blames Sarkozy

    Good morning! Start your Sunday off with some comedy, courtesy of your commander-in-chief. Last night was the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which gave President Obama an opportunity to poke fun at himself, Donald Trump, the Secret Service, and of course, his rival Mitt Romne ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    McDonald's Shuffles, Sweet Suits

    McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner is retiring after 41 years at the fast-food chain. Donald Thompson, the company's current president, will take his spot. [AP via USA Today] What's more natural, sugar or high fructose corn syrup? This old debate was the subject of a lawsuit over false advertising between ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Mathieu Palombino, David Malbequi Step In at Prima; Robert Berry Takes Over at Monument Lane

    ​Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino and the forthcoming Bowery Diner, and David Malbequi, of BLT, have lent their talents to Prima Strada, which lost its chefs shortly before opening yesterday. [Eater] Monkey Bar debuted Damon Wise's new lunch menu, featuring dishes like smoked fettuccine with un ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Bronx Restaurant Week Starts; Red Apple Supermarket Opens

    ​Starting today, The Bronx is hosting its first restaurant week, "Savor the Bronx," which will run for two weeks. [NY Post] Red Apple Supermarket has opened in Downtown Brooklyn after several delays, the first full-service supermarket in the neighborhood in years. [NY Post] Stockbox Grocers ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Peanut Butter Prices On the Rise; Topping Meat with Meat at Burger Restos

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced that he decided to become a vegetarian as part of his anti-animal-cruelty campaign. [NY Post] A new study has shown that it's possible to achieve peanut tolerance by attaching peanut proteins onto blood cells and reintroducing them to the body. [Sun Times] Meanwh ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Link Found Between Pesticides and ADHD; Peruvian Food Next Big Thing (Again)

    ​BaoHaus's Sweet Bao fries, portabello fries at Sea Grill, and cactus fries at Toloache are just some of the alternatives to French fries around town these days. [NY Post] Now that we finally have healthy food in school cafeterias, food trucks selling junk are parking nearby to lure kids away ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Robert 'Sandy' Vietze, Guy Who Peed on Girl During JetBlue Flight, Was an Olympic Hopeful

    ​Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    New York Post Defines 'Hamptons House Ho'

    ​Should you not know, now you do: A "Hamptons house ho" is a young lady of perhaps working-class means who escapes her dull workaday life and embarks on a jaunt to Long Island's narrow beach-dappled sections during the months in which sun shines down on all of us, swapping her white Reebok hig ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    A Real-Life Cupcake War; Introducing Scent Marketing

    ​Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, is suing the owners of Pink Sprinkles in Fairfield, Conn., for trademark infringement. [Boston Globe] A new McDonald's in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb, is hosting live jazz nights -- dubbed ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Smithsonian National Museum of American History To Host September 11th Exhibit

    ​Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress declared the Smithsonian the official repository for materials related to the tragedy, so that they could be permanently preserved. Now, from September 3 to September 11, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History will be displaying ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Sorella's Emma Hearst Discusses Her Beef; Zagat's Food Truck Frenzy to Take Place Today

    ​Sorella's Emma Hearst discusses her lineage (she's of the publishing Hearsts), that of her beef (it's from the Hearst cattle farm in California), and her plans to feature the latter in a small steak restaurant she hopes to open in 2012. [NY Post] Ashkenazi Jews, who hail from Imperial Russia ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    2nd Ave Deli Sued for Gutbomb; A Bun in Donatella Arpaia's Oven

    ​The 2nd Ave Deli is being sued by Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill for trademark infringement due to its "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." [Reuters] For the past year, the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx has served fresh food in the cafeteria, prepared by a professional chef, ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Elaine's Looks Nothing Like Its Former Self; Dads Influence Kids' Eating Habits More Than Moms

    ​In a look at the James Beard Award nominees, nose-to-tail queen April Bloomfield reveals this shocker: if she had to eat one thing for the rest of her life, it would be... "vegetables." [NY Post] It appears that Elaine's is a lot less busy since its namesake, Elaine Kaufman, died in December ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    NYPD Now Giving Tickets For Biking on the Wrong Part of the Street

    Photo by Alex Goldmark​A blogger for Transportation Nation witnessed two cyclists being pulled over and ticketed in Manhattan for biking not on the sidewalk, but on the street -- just not in the available bike lane. According to the Department of Transportation, "you have the right to ride in ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Guy Fieri Gets a New Yellow Convertible; Jersey Shore Cast Members Banned from The Box

    ​Guy Fieri has replaced the canary-yellow Lamborghini that was stolen last month with what calls a "bitchin' Camaro," in bright yellow. [SF Chronicle] A new iPhone app allows you to snap a picture of a dish, then converts it into a corresponding calorie count. Magic? [CNET] The new People's ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Green Carts Compete with Grocers; Modernist Cuisine Is for Everyone

    ​A new NYC Green Cart program allows city residents to set up their own fruit and vegetable stands in neighborhoods that are traditionally devoid of fresh produce options. [NY Post] Meanwhile, Korean grocery store owners are finding it hard to compete with green carts in certain areas. Lower ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Yet Another Defense of Modernist Cooking; Macarons Are All the Rage

    ​A New Mexico woman is suing Chili's after she says she pulled a needle about two inches long from her mouth while eating mashed potatoes. [Seattle PI] A group of "feeders," people who indulge in the sexual fetish of bingeing on fattening food with a partner, weighed in on James Carter's play ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Brooklyn Girl Burns Classmate With Acid Over Older Man or Nail Polish

    ​A 16-year-old girl from Fort Hamilton High School was arrested and charged with assault today for pouring hydrochloric acid on the "head and face" of a 15-year-old classmate in chemistry class. This is not, from what we can tell, viral marketing for Mean Girls 2 (straight to DVD) or nostalgia ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Steve Cuozzo Finds a Deejay in His Soup

    New York Post​Steve Cuozzo is angry again, this time at restaurants that "epitomize the clubification of an eating-out scene that was once for the sole purpose of eating."

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    March 8, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg to Clean Up All That Horse Poo, Maybe

    ​You ask, and you shall receive. After the New York Post's very important exclusive on all that yucky horse excrement detracting from the drunken revelry of the Lower East Side, Mayor Bloomberg has heard the people's cry, and said what he always says when the people cry: "It is one of these th ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    The Exotic Jungles of Staten Island Are Full of Pot

    via NY Post​Two Staten Island men have been arrested for cultivating a marijuana farm in their apartment. Cops seized 375 marijuana plants and a safe full of money. Weed growers are often caught due to their extremely high power bills (they need to keep the grow lamps running), but this Island ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Get Over a Breakup Quick by Auctioning Off Your Ex's Stuff Nude

    ​Crying, talking, actual therapy -- all are highly overrated, eye-puffing, and frankly, rather boring. The best way, the 2011 way, to get over a guy? Take sexy photos of yourself auctioning off your dirty ex's stuff, and then set up a website with which to sell those items via eBay. Everyone w ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Wart Remover and Eye Drops Turn Out to Have Unfortunately Similar Names

    This doesn't look promising.​I mean, you could see how this might happen, right? The New York Post reports that a Queens man had eye surgery, went to fill his prescription for "Durezol," and the pharmacist at the Walgreens instead gave him "Durasol," which, oops, turns out to be wart remover i ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    'Pregnancy High School' Could Exist in Brooklyn

    ​A group of Brooklyn educators are hoping to launch a new charter high school called "New Directions" (high schools for wayward teens have such cheerfully euphemistic names) that would cater to pregnant girls and teen parents. If the New Directions folks were smart, they'd get sponsored by MTV ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Wallet-Friendly Cocktails; Best Beer Cities

    ​Vandaag in the East Village and Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg are among cocktail bars serving $10 drinks, as opposed to the now ubiquitous $12-$14 drink. [NY Post] New York makes a list of seven best beer cities in the country, alongside Chicago, Denver, Philly, Portland, St. Louis, and Sa ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay?; Starbucks Wins Rights to Instant Coffee

    ​Eddie Huang divulges his favorite picks for Chinatown eats, including Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Oriental Garden on Elizabeth. [NY Post] Cupcake Stop, Taco Truck, and Desserts Truck are among food trucks getting permanent addresses at brick-and-mortar locations. [NY Post] Taco Bell has ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Rosé in the Wintertime; Vintage Beer All the Rage

    ​Andrew Lloyd Webber sold $5.6 million worth of French wine at Sotheby's Hong Kong, including a 1982 case of Château Pétrus for $77,564. [Wall Street Journal] Emilio Estevez finds comfort and inspiration in his backyard vineyard, Casa Dumetz, where he often writes dialogue. [NY Times] Herb ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Microplane Maker 'Disappointed' His Tool Is Used in Kitchens; Baristas Show Off Style with Required Headgear

    ​The Landmarks Preservation Commission has named the former Childs Restaurant building in Coney Island a landmark, citing its "architectural, historic and cultural significance." [Brooklyn Eagle] Diners will eat out more often in 2011, but will not be spending as much on each meal, according ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    7-Eleven Taking Manhattan; Restaurants Seeing Red

    ​Lucy Cabrera is retiring from her post as the chief executive of the Food Bank for New York City after 23 years. [Crains] A new study out of Montreal, Canada reveals that we get the same chemically induced pleasure from listening to music as we do from delicious food or drugs. [Guardian] ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Tyson Foods Founder Dead; More Food Recalls

    ​Donald J. Tyson, who built his father's chicken farm into Tyson Foods, died yesterday at the age of 80 from complications from cancer. [NY Times] Councilman Oliver Koppell has proposed that the city institute letter grades for supermarkets. [NY Post] More than 100 people have been sickene ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Barack Obama's Approval Rating Hits New York Low

    ​Poor Barry. The New York Post says a new survey found that Barack Obama's approval rating "has fallen to its lowest point ever in heavily Democratic New York state." Most voters (55 percent, including 76 percent of Dems) still rate him "favorably," but only 43 percent want to re-elect him and 47 ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Converting to Pour-Over Coffee; More on Chefs & Foraging

    ​Frank Bruni chronicles his adventures in coffee snobbery in this era of evolved coffee culture. [NY Times] American Jews who also happen to be foodies have been looking to revive old Ashkenazic dishes that originated in Eastern Europe. [NY Times] The chef-owners of Seasonal Restaurant and ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Giada Denies John Mayer Hookup; People Still Pissed at Cash-Only Restos

    ​Even Peter Meehan has experienced foodie righteousness gone mad: "What I'm worried about is that as the food thing gets trendier and trendier, at some point the know-it-alls will scare off the casually interested. Maybe even their fellow foot soldiers. Is that sustainable?" [T Magazine] The ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Keeps Popping Up

    ​Leave it to the city's finest tabloid, the New York Post, to report back every time Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy swapped back to the motherland in July, leaves the house. As it turns out, she's something of a big deal in her home country, schmoozing with cosmonauts and bank bosses.

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    September 20, 2010

    Animal v. Human: Who Will Win in the Battle of New York City Domination?

    ​New York City. If it's not the raccoons, it's the coyotes,  geese, sewer gators, rats, bedbugs, or the dangerous fornicating opossums. The New York Post reveals that city officials decided to try to fuck with biology by introducing the rat-tailed marsupials into Brooklyn a few years ago to r ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    The Completely Wrong Way to Plead "Not Guilty," Starting With the Word "Balls"

    ​When you get arrested for a crime -- like, say, stealing 750 identities and over $500,000 of cash to be spent on "Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Rolex watches, and luxury goods from Louis Vuitton and Bloomingdale's" -- there is one thing you should never, ever, ever, ever say to cops if you want don' ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Phish Fan Leaps 25 Feet From a Jones Beach Balcony: "Blood Everywhere"

    Click on the photo that is being linked to there at your own peril. In what the New York Post is already dubbing a "horror leap," a 25-year-old man at last night's Phish concert dove headfirst off a 25-foot Jones Beach balcony, landing "with a sickening thud" on the seats below. It happened around ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Worst Subway Story Ever: Woman With Prosthetic Leg Run Over By 11 Trains

    ​Worst story of the day, here. At least, we hope it's the worst story of the day (or week, or year), because topping this is kind of unimaginable. According to the New York Post, a 25-year-old woman named Arabell Lin, who had a prosthetic leg, was walking between the cars of a Coney Island-bou ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    More Sexy Spying: Topless Anna Chapman Graces the New York Post

    via New York Post​Alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman's British ex-husband Alex is cashing in on the spy cash cow, selling naked pictures of his ex and tales of their sex life to News of the World. (Link is rather NSFW, if you happen to be at work.) The New York Post picks up the pics and doctors ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    New York Post's Andrea Peyser: Give Me Your 9/11 Survivors' Ground Zero Mosque-Outrage

    ​When the New York Post's resident angry, crazy, sexxxy resident catlady columnist Andrea Peyser isn't calling someone a pussy, calling for someone's deportation, or getting randy over New York's Bravest firehoses, she's on the warpath for her next column!.. ...Which apparently now involves f ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Starts a Food Revolution; Michelle Obama Gets Pepsi & Coke Support

    ​Dozens of seniors in Brighton Beach have been complaining about the poor quality of their daily Meals on Wheels lunches. The problem, they say, started last year when the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged abandoned its own kitchen in favor of catering services. [NY Post] Pepsi and ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    New York Ranger Chris Drury Becomes a Pizza Magnate; Cavalier LeBron James to Hawk Big Macs

    ​McDonald's has signed basketball star LeBron James for a multi-year promotional campaign that starts with a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, and includes involvement in the chain's All American High School Basketball Games. [Nation's Restaurant News] Veteran McDonald's franchisee, Irwin Krug ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Food Network Back on Cablevision; Brooklyn Gets a Gay Cookbook

    ​A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [NY Post] The Cablevision- ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Competition: This Is Why You're Fat Today; Weight-loss Heavyweights Battle it Out

    ​Weight Watchers is taking its competitor, Curves, to court in response to an ad campaign the company is running on cable that denigrates Weight Watchers and claims that Curves' 30-day diet plan is "clinically proven" to work. [NY Post] Relief workers from the U.N. are sending food vouchers ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Luxury Hotel Planned for Ground Zero

    Good Grief! Stymied in its plans to glut the World Trade Center site with more office space, the Port Authority is now planning to build a luxury hotel overlooking the site, the New York Post reports today. Yes, you too can soak up the lingering grief emanating from the place once known as Ground ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Bloomberg, Paterson Launch Healthy Initiatives

    Mayor Bloomberg's "nationwide initiative" to pressure the food industry to cut salt by half in the next ten years is intended to result in a healthier population, but no conclusive studies have told us how we would react to less salt in our diets. [NY Times] Meanwhile, Governor Paterson has declare ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Obamas Get a Garden

    Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurate ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Calorie Posting Holds Up In Court

    Yesterday, a Manhattan federal appeals court upheld city regulations requiring chain restaurants to post calories on menus and menu boards.[NY Post]Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling for stricter food labeling of meats, as well as some fruits and vegetables, that will more clearly specify ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Joy of Cooking Getting Fat

    A study comparing the 1931 Joy of Cooking to the 2006 edition found a 63% increase in calories in 17 of the recipes.[LA Times]Low milk prices are leading farmers to slaughter hundreds of thousands of dairy cows for meat because they can no longer afford to feed the animals.[AP via Chicago Tribune]Af ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Morning Papers: Sunset, Hip Rebbe, Bad Club, Mating Teachers, QM2 in SI

    Gawker says freelancers have been notified that today's edition of the New York Sun will be the last. If that's true, we thank the six-year-old broadsheet for some good fun, some great writers, and today's article on a topic dear to our hearts, bedbugs. The Sun says that New York bedbug control lags ... More >>

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