People of the Gun love the Old West, a place where, they like to imagine, "an armed society is a polite society" (as if Deadwood were a good model for modern life). But when the Starbucks' CEO Howard Shultz requested -- not demanded, mind you, but requested -- that people visiting his coffee shops ... More >>
In a gift from the heavens, today, February 5 is World Nutella Day. New York is teeming with sweet snacks that highlight Europe's chocolate hazelnut spread, and these five dishes will leave you satisfied with chocolate-y goodness until next year's World Nutella Day.
Support gay marriage? Great! Not so much? That's fine, too, because Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends.
Hey there, American citizen. Did you vote yet? If you've already hit your polling station, you can now take advantage of a number of food deals created to congratulate you on exercising your right. And being rewarded with special deals for doing something that's already a privilege sounds like a pr ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Sriracha Popcorn Exists | Todd English's Ex-Fiancée Found Shoplifting Again] If you're one of those people who puts Nutella on everything, this is great news. Pinkberry announced on Tuesday that it's rolling out a hazelnut-flavored yogurt. The new flavor will be available ... More >>
Flatiron-shaped 10 Downing is down for the count... [More Pictures: 6 Favorite Dishes From Rosemary's | 5 Best Things To Eat at Food Gallery 32] The summer months in general and August in particular must be the most successful period for restaurants in certain parts the city. In Greenwich Village ... More >>
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. Location: Xiamen Item: Kumquat Rice Cake Flavor: Kumquat-flavored mochi In searching for desserts specific to Fujian, I came across these kumquat-flavored rice cakes. They're very similar to mochi ... More >>
Treat Petite Cafe will be located at 61 Grove Street You'd think the market was already totally glutted with frozen treats. Let's see, we've got zillions of fro-yo parlors, peddling supposedly light and healthy frozen yogurt; old-fashioned ice cream places; vegan "ice cream" destinations; Tofutti ... More >>
Signage is up at 61 Grove Street (212-414-0222) for TreatPetite, a soon-to-open espresso bar and creperie that will also specialize in kefir, the probiotic beverage made with kefir grains and cow, goat, or sheep's milk.
This week in food blogs ... Tom Hilton/FlickrWe'll drink to Friday. Eater mapped 12 hot spots to grab a drink right now. Grub Street posted its full list of Grub Street Food Festival vendors. Food Republic dedicated an entire week to the Negroni.
SmashburgerEat up, Dubai. Looks like Brooklyn was a mere pit stop on Smashburger's road to world domination: Three months after opening its first New York location in a Fort Greene condo tower, the Denver-based chain has announced it will expand to the Middle East.
Season 1, Episode 1 features a fictitious place called, appropriately enough, Mama's Boy. Freelance journalist and former Cosmo online columnist Lauren Otis has put together an extensive catalog for complex.com called "The Complete History of Restaurants Featured on Curb Your Enthusiam," an ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down, and beats a confession out of it. This week, we look up to the stars, readjust our focus, and look closer at satellites. They are the reason you are able to read this right ... More >>
A Cinn-a-Stack sand blast!Following in the steps of Shake Shack, the Chocolate Bar, Pinkberry, and cupcakes, IHOP is the latest US company to bank on the Middle East's appetite for all-American excess.
For the last two weeks, Fork in the Road has chased down some of the city's best ice creams, gelatos, icies, paletas, sorbets and sherbets, iced pops, frozen yogurts, soft serves, and frozen pudding pops. We've examined new technologies and new flavors; we've praised and made fun of. Follow ... More >>
Scour the streets in a real-life game of Where's Waldo?
PinkberryKeeping teenage girls fed since 2005Yes, it's not quite as delicious as a dripping cone of full-fat chocolate chip ice cream, but on a day like today when the weather is so scorching, you could probably even convert a vegan to Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt topped with an array of fres ... More >>
plate of the day/FlickrWhile Tom Colicchio's appraisal of the "mobile restaurant thing" as the worst current food trend undoubtedly didn't go over well with those with mobile restaurants, the sentiment seems to have some traction out in L.A., where observers of the food truck scene are fretti ... More >>
Robert SietsemaIkea: Good for cheap furniture and cheap food, like this meatball plate. Shopping can be an exhausting activity, and not just for one's wallet. Which is why it's so great when stores have on-site restaurants and cafés. Instant refueling to induce more shopping! So for this ... More >>
Zip-a-Dee-DaaDee Daa, a "fast-casual" Thai restaurant concept, has debuted in midtown. The menu includes noodles, infused rice dishes, stir-frys, and curries, which come à la carte or in "bundles" with a recommended side.
BenihanaGet out the knives! It's fight time!It's a good thing Yelp isn't popular in Kuwait. Because that would mean a lot of lawsuits would be coming up. Yes, Mark Makhou, a blogger in Kuwait, has been sued for $18,000 for writing a negative review of chain restaurant Benihana on his blog ... More >>
triumphdining.comSkinny girls are crying everywhere at the loss of Red MangoThey said the day would never come, but now it has. The days of frozen yogurt are officially over. Citing high rents and an oversaturation of the market, Crain's New York is reporting that many frozen yogurt shops i ... More >>
Ah, the ice cream and sexism of yesteryear.Given the news of yet another mom 'n' pop closure -- this one being Williamsburg's 25-year-old Deli Mart, which was apparently the victim of a 40 percent rent hike -- we find ourselves feeling particularly appreciative of Jeremiah Moss's remembrance ... More >>
Four D'Agostino supermarkets in the city have covered their store floors with carpet in order to create a more enjoyable shopping experience. [NY Times] A new study suggests that obesity in America can't be blamed on fast-food restaurants because obese people "also eat more when they eat at ... More >>
As part of a minor overhaul of the restaurant, Eleven Madison Park has launched a coffee cart manned by a dedicated barista that will offer diners tableside coffee service prepared on a siphon or Chemex set. [T Magazine] The Seoul-based Bibigo chain, which hopes to become "the McDonald's of ... More >>
Burger King is, in fact, being sold to private equity firm 3G Capital for some $3.26 billion. [Salon] Whole Foods is not immune to food safety scandals. It's recalling farm cheese due to possible Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus contamination. [WireUpdate] A new exhibition at the MoMA, en ... More >>
Simply Peeled gears up for frozen treat war.It may look like Pinkberry, but Fruizo is something altogether new. It's a non-dairy frozen soft-serve fruit treat made by Simply Peeled, a new store opening at 1371 Third Avenue at the corner of 78th Street. Made solely of filtered water, fruit, an ... More >>
Farmers and animal rights activists in Ohio have reached an agreement to restrict the confinement of hens raised for eggs and meat, which could lead those in other states to follow suit. [NY Times] Russia, one of the world's biggest exporters of wheat, is experiencing its worst drought in 13 ... More >>
Tasti D-morning.Nation's Restaurant News is reporting that Tasti D-Lite is the latest chain to get in on the breakfast boom. Apparently, it's low-cal synthetic ice cream alternative is the perfect base for parfaits, which it has already started rolling out, alongside fresh-baked goods, hot gr ... More >>
Matilda Cuomo, mother of gubernatorial candidate Andrew, who is dating Food Network star Sandra Lee, says there's no way her Italian-America son actually enjoys Lee's lasagna, which is made with cottage cheese and tomato soup. [NY Daily News] A survey of passenger satisfaction with domestic ... More >>
From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun
Freenyc.net reports that all local Pinkberry locations will be offering free 3-ounce servings of their new flavor, mango, with all the free toppings you can cram into the tiny cups. The stores also promise music, games, and giveaways. 5 p.m. till 9 p.m., Pinkberry stores
Mango-saffron frozen yogurt What to do with a surplus of mangoes? Make mango-saffron frozen yogurt, a floral, sweet, and tangy confection that puts Pinkberry to shame. Mango-Saffron Frozen Yogurt Yield: about 8 cups You may wish to add more or less sugar depending on how sweet your mango ... More >>
VirtualErn/flickrGrub Street reports that just as another Papaya Dog has shuttered, one more Pinkberry imitator has spread its wings, preparing to fly head on into the fro-yo fracas. The downed Dog -- one of numerous Papaya King knockoffs littered throughout the city -- was located in Washington Hei ... More >>
Choosing a brownie over granola because the former has fewer calories is not necessarily the healthier choice. Calorie estimates on food labels are based on flawed and outdated science, and labels may be up to 25 percent over or under. [New Scientist] Whole Foods says it still plans to open a store ... More >>
Fashion junkies will be flocking to Topshop in droves today as the British chain opens its first US outpost right here in New York. Pinkberry will be on hand to dole out free samples at the door. Down the street, Vitamin Water is opening a new pop-up store to promote its new low-cal beverages. Don' ... More >>
Breaking the vegetarian rules
With some free time to kill between work and dinner the other day, I wandered into JAS Mart on St. Mark's, just to poke around. The words "yogurt" and "scotch" caught my eye--yogurt and scotch being two of my favorite things. The little box looked like a pack of clove cigarettes (not one of my favor ... More >>
It's 21 degrees outside, one of the coldest evenings of the year, and a frigid wind is whipping up Bleecker Street, scattering trash and making black plastic bags fly through the air like witches. Oh! City of wonders: There in the window of Pinkberry's late this Sunday evening sits a trio ... More >>
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