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Better Than: My live tweets could have ever explained. The screaming started early. The Coach bus from Manhattan to the Izod Center was filled with teens sticking on temporary tattoos, covering their arms in body paint with phrases like "I
Candy corn Oreos sound gross, but thanks to social media sites and BuzzFeed, they've gone absolutely viral. Krafts Food (owner of Nabisco) confirmed that on Monday that these golden Oreos are now available in Target stores.
Two of the three storefronts Amy's Bread has long occupied have been papered up, all the humongous ovens removed. It must be accounted something of a set-back for Chelsea Market, if you're going by the original plan. When the 22-building complex -- originally a Nabisco factory -- opened in 1997, i ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
The Oreo, America's favorite cookie sandwich, just turned 100 (just like the Girl Scouts!), meaning it's time to par-tay. Nabisco, the company that produces the creme-filled treat, is launching a special Birthday Cake flavor limited edition, featuring a simpler cookie design hearkening back to the ... More >>
The overstuffed chili dog at Dickson's. If you look carefully, you can see the glint of mayo through the morass of chili. Papaya King, watch your ass! Papaya Dog, too! There's a new chlli dog roaming the city's dog runs, from boutique meat source Dickson's Farmstand Meats.
How are you supposed to eat these things? White filling first? No manufacturer with a time-honored brand is content to maintain that trademark in its original state anymore. It must be endlessly transformed, repurposed, and diddled with -- no matter that new iterations may eat away at the reputati ... More >>
Rebecca MarxCake Shop's peanut butter bomb. I have spent the last 18 months or so eating untold amounts of fat and sugar, often but not always in the name of Fat Pants Friday. This column has given me a great excuse to coddle my sweet tooth, and more importantly, to visit and revisit some o ... More >>
Yesterday, The Atlantic published a completely delightful piece about the origins of the Oreo cookie's design. Subtitled "The Unsung Heroes of Cookie Design," it was possibly the most informative piece of food writing we've read all year, and chock full of the kind of sentences that food-nerd ... More >>
The throngs pass by, seemingly oblivious of the great eats within. Throughout much of the 20th century, it was the Nabisco factory, turning out crackers and cookies in a convoluted series of Victorian-era brick buildings. Then, in 1997, it was repurposed as a complex aiming to meets the nee ... More >>
Dickson Farmstand makes some fine sandwiches, but are they good enough to make our top 10? Since being founded in a former Nabisco factory complex in 1997, Chelsea Market has struggled to preserve its identity as the ultimate foodie destination. But as foodism has changed from being an acti ... More >>
Every year, Chelsea Market pulls out all the stops where it comes to Halloween decoration. In spite of the kid-friendly image the food mall -- located at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 15th Street in the old Nabisco factory -- cultivates, much of the imagery would scare the crap out of young ... More >>
The work of America's grand old man of point-and-shoot photography, Elliott Erwitt, is currently being represented by an excellent new show at Chelsea Market.
Open wide. After a couple of underwhelming Fat Pants Friday forays, we're happy to report that Bouchon's Nutter Butter has completely restored our faith in the healing powers of sweet, fatty baked goods.
Weekend trips to cultured places
Was it an actual product or an illusion? I'm a giant fan of Western Beef--a local chain of stores that specialize in cheap cuts of meat in bulk, often at one-half or one-third the price you'd find at true supermarkets. In addition, where groceries are concerned, the place has a strange patch ... More >>
Nearly a year ago, I wrote a scathing story about the Chelsea Market, detailing how the culinary complex had lost several of its food stores, while others were turning from providing serious supplies and equipment to more touristic uses, evidenced by the explosion in cupcake vending. Non-fo ... More >>
It's a truism of the advertising world that, in a mature market, the number of niches a product occupies must be multiplied. In other words, if you have a hit product on your hands, you must cynically generate as many forms of that product as you can, in order to take full economic advanta ... More >>
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