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    October 28, 2014

    Maison de Crepes Brings Wholesome Fare and Sweet Treats to South Williamsburg

    Williamsburg residents no longer have to trek out of the neighborhood in search of a creperie. Maison de Crepes (287 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-486-5150) has filled the void for European-style sweet and savory treats. The Parisian-inspired eatery, tea house, and juicery offers a range of healthfu ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    27 Ways to Better Yourself This Summer in NYC

    [Summer 2014 Education Supplement]

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    March 26, 2014

    How to Really Enjoy Tea, Per the Experts at Harney & Sons

    A family-run business launched over thirty years ago in upstate Connecticut, Harney & Sons (433 Broome Street), purveyor of fine teas, now runs two shops -- one in Millerton, New York, a small town of less than 1,000, and the other in SoHo where pedestrians numbers in the thousands every half hour. ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Project 1919, A Pop-Up Speakeasy, Opens At The Mulberry Project

    One tucked away cocktail den wasn't enough for the folks at Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry Street, 646-448-4536). So last week they debuted Project 1919 -- a back patio turned prohibition-themed pop-up, a speakeasy within a speakeasy, or the Russian nesting dolls set of bars, if you will.

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    November 21, 2013

    The 10 Best Bowls of Punch in NYC

    Few cocktails have the power to form a circle and an engaged -- if outlandish --conversation like punch. Straightforward, boozy, and crowd-pleasing by nature, it is no wonder these table setting tipples are making a big, large-format comeback. With Thanksgiving and out-of-town visitors on the horizo ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ippodo, 300-Year-Old Japanese Green Tea Purveyor, Arrives in NYC

    Ippodo (125 East 39th Street, 212-370-0609), a 300-year-old Kyoto-based haven for fine Japanese green teas (that's not to be confused with international ramen chain Ippudo), debuted its first stateside shop earlier this year. The opening was so hushed, however, that only tea connoisseurs, homesick J ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Wise Mixers from Owl's Brew

    Two years ago, Maria Littlefield and Jennie Ripps left their jobs in marketing to start a company, and they began with a vision of making tea cocktails. The duo began a tea cocktail lab a floor above their marketing firm to get their idea got off the ground, and eventually, an idea for a tea cocktai ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    A Crash Course in Tea -- and Where to Drink the Good Stuff in NYC

    Perhaps you've noticed the slow but steady proliferation of tea shops and bars throughout NYC? If you haven't, you will now: The spread of the tea movement (not to be confused with the floundering Tea Party movement), the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, is currently in its St ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    It's Spring in Japan, Time for Sakura Matcha Kit Kat

    This addictive, green-tinted candy bar is available only during cherry-blossom season, and only in Japan. Japanese are inordinately fond of Kit Kat candy bars, partly because the name is similar to a Japanese phrase that means "You will win." To that end, Kit Kats are often given as presents on au ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 182: Sweet House Inc.

    Green Tea Mousse from Sweet House Inc. (239 Grand Street, 212-219-3373)

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    July 2, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 182: Sweet House Inc.

    Green Tea Mousse from Sweet House Inc. (239 Grand Street, 212-219-3373)

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    June 14, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 163: Quickly

    Green Tea With Pudding from Quickly

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    May 25, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 144: Saint's Alp Teahouse

    Radish Fritters from Saint's Alp Teahouse (39 Third Avenue, 212-598-1890)

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    May 16, 2012

    Taste Test: Kung Fu Bubble Tea

    Fork in the Road headed to Kung Fu Tea in the East Village yesterday for a taste of their bubble milk tea ($3). Our verdict: compared to its East Village bubble tea counterparts, Kung Fu reigns superior. The shop is owned by Taiwanese management and unlike neighboring Taiwanese joints T-Kettle and ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Tea Room's Kombucha Party in Williamsburg

    Tea Room, a kombucha bar (yes, you read right, a bar dedicated almost exclusively to serving kombucha), just opened in Williamsburg last week, according to Grub Street. It sells six types of kombucha, all prettily named: Sunset Peach, Jasmine Pearl, Gingerly Love, Chocolate Tart, Silver Needle Jasmi ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Charity Wine Tasting

    Maslow 6's Charity Tasting At this Tribeca wine shop (211B West Broadway), a tasting will help fund a music education non-profit -- the Harmony Foundation. Starting at 6 p.m. Monday, attendees can sample wines, meats, cheeses, and live music. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the group ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    David's Tea Now Caffeinating Bleecker Street

    Canadian company David's Tea is setting its sights across the border, having expanded into New York City: 275 Bleecker Street (212-414-8599) is home to the newest branch of the chain, which has kept Canada caffeinated with its many blends of tea.

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    September 7, 2011
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    July 22, 2011

    It's Hot. Drink Something Cold.

    This is what a Google Image search for "ice tea" got us.​Say what you will about the temperatures outside, it's a banner day for cold beverages. And as luck would have it, Harold McGee has taken the time to answer readers' questions about coffee and tea over at Diner's Journal. We recommend ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Vietnamese Artichoke Tea Isn't Just for Drinking

    ​Artichokes seem like the last thing you'd want to make tea out of. The products of the Hung Phat herbal tea company are prominently displayed in nearly every one of the city's mega-Asian supermarkets in Chinatown, Sunset Park, and Flushing.

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    January 28, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get a Spot of Tea?

    Lauren ShockeyA pot of tea for two at Podunk.​Ellen O. Asks: Do you have any suggestions for places to have afternoon tea? I want something fun in Manhattan, but low-key -- not the Plaza Hotel. Dear Ellen: Coffee might be running through the veins of New Yorkers, but there's nothing like a ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    What to Drink at Xiao Ye: The Twinkie

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The Twinkie at Xiao Ye​​​The drink: The Twinkie The bar: Xiao Ye, 198B Orchard Street The price: $8 The ingredients: Green tea, fresh lemon juice, honey, Citron Sochu, served over ice in a tall g ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Harney & Sons to Open a Tea House in Soho

    patrick_george/flickrGive me a tea.​Harney & Sons Fine Teas, whose more than 250 different types of tea, including iced versions, can be found in gourmet shops and fine dining establishments the world over, is opening its first tea house in New York City by late fall or early winter.

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    September 15, 2010

    The Next Big Small Brand Contest Returns to Fuel Dreams of Artisanal Glory

    ​A year after it helped propel Kombucha Brooklyn into the artisanal niche-marketing stratosphere, the Next Big Small Brand Contest is back.

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    July 29, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Saint's Alp Teahouse

    Fried daikon cake fritters. ​Alas, the dish I picked this week was just too indistinct-looking for a good game of Where Am I Eating? (Someone often guesses correctly within the first hour, so I was trying to be tricky.) Those pepper-flecked nubs of fried stuff are actually daikon radish cake ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010


    EBE Ensemble presents Julius Caesar

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    July 8, 2010

    Why I Give Starbucks A Fake Name

    ​Order anything more complicated than a simple cup of coffee at Starbucks, and it happens. They want a name. For some of us, that's when the trouble starts. Recently, I realized that I wasn't the only one who had tired of being asked how to spell a name that people find difficult to handle ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    In Praise of Ovaltine

    ​"You're Keats, you're Shelley, you're Ovaltine," goes the Cole Porter song You're the Top. Although you can buy your own tub of the malted milk powder at the supermarket, it's more fun to grab a warming cup of it at any Hong Kong-style cafe or bakery, where, among the buttered toast sandwiche ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Strange Snacks of the World: Japanese Green Tea Kit Kat Bar

    ​The name almost means "You will win" in Japanese. A friend was passing through Tokyo's Narita Airport recently. Feeling a little peckish and having barely enough time to catch her plane, she sidled over to a candy kiosk.

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    December 28, 2009

    The Early Word: Chinatown Cake Club

    The Chinatown Cake Club's first menu​ Normally, the Early Word visits brick and mortar establishments whose whereabouts and opening hours are accessible to the general public. But at a time when it seems that every other baker or wannabe baker is attempting to recreate more or less the same fo ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    $15 Million Suit Charges Russian Tea Room Chef "Pinched Nipples," Etc.

    ​Everyone who's ever worked in one knows that restauranteurs are assholes, and the recent revelation that the owner of Paradou is one didn't shock us. Neither are we shocked to learn the chef at the Russian Tea Room is apparently crazy. (It's all that heat and responsibility -- they're like su ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Getting the Full (Yes, Full) English Breakfast at Brooklyn's Black Horse Tavern

    Don't forget the fried bread​ When New York magazine published a photo of what it labeled an English breakfast without fried bread, beans, or black pudding, the Guardian's Tim Hayward got his panties in a bundle. The carb-less plate caused him to huff: The nation that convinced itself that Be ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hello and welcome to Friday afternoon--here are some of our favorite posts from the week. Go out and get yourself some gelato and pig's feet this weekend. We brought you to foodie events all over the city over the holiday weekend. We suggested that you BYOB a bottle of Gutedel to Zaytoons. We br ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Memorial Day Weekend Must-Haves (Not Really)

    Planning on breaking out the BBQ this weekend? Perhaps. Gearing up for some midday suds? Definitely. Check out these fun and deliciously superfluous gadgets to spice up your holiday weekend You never can find a beer when you need one. Avoid the problem entirely by wearing your brewskies around yo ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    How To Live On Less Than Four Dollars a Day

    I'm so sick of all these media reports about how to live on $50 spending money a day. Please! Even before the recession, I basically ate rancid tacos and drank dish water--anything to save a buck and keep my real money invested. And nowadays, if you're extra vigilant, it's truly possible to eat perf ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Bahn Mi Inflation?

    Fucked in Park Slope blog (via Eater) reports that the highly anticipated Hanco's in Park Slope (350 7th Avenue, Brooklyn) finally opened this weekend, but all is not right beneath the pate. A look at the menu for the new Hanco's location reveals that the sandwiches are going for $7, and an original ... More >>

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    July 31, 2007

    Salt & Samovar's Old Joy New Joy

    Bucolic Brooklynites craft odes to joy and unavoidable misery

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    February 27, 2007

    Let There Be Lite

    Melt your winter heft with dosa, tea, and something nice 'n' stinky

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    October 18, 2005

    Back to the Meat-and-Three

    Country folkie maps a gorgeous line from Nashville to New York

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    May 31, 2005

    Sun on Woman

    I was having an iced tea, just one of those things. Then it snowballed.

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    March 15, 2005
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    September 9, 2003

    Booze Cruise

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