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What could possibly be better than ice cream in the summertime? Especially when that ice cream comes wedged between cookies, cakes and pastries. And while we’re still mourning the loss of Rosie Hay’s inimitable Barnburners (featuring hot, panini-pressed brownie “shells”) there’s certainly no lack of innovative ice cream sandwiches in Brooklyn nowadays, crafted from squishy whoopie pies, sugar-glazed donuts, and oh so much more. Peter Pan: While it’s spawned many, many imitators over the years...
Sometimes it's important to pause a minute from the never-ending stresses of life, the relentless struggles that exist for those of us who commute to work via... just about any means of public or private transportation, the onslaught of sensory stimulation singular to summer in the city (fecund scents are everywhere) and appreciate the fact that, despite all the imperfections that exist in the daily grind, there are also, occasionally, small moments of perfection. Case in point: the...
With his seemingly ever-expanding dynasty of restaurants (which currently includes Pok Pok Ny, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Pok Pok Phat Thai), Andy Ricker has provided as compelling an excuse as any for outsiders to make the complicated commute to the Columbia Waterfront District. But when it comes to WSL—which pairs Thai drunk food favorites with Ricker’s patented drinking vinegar-based cocktails—his primary intention was to create a regular watering hole for locals.  That’s why Ricker recently...
We’re just going to out ourselves right away: We first heard about “Deflate-Gate” from Nugget Spot in Gramercy, when they pitched us their Super Bowl special of “under-inflated” nuggets (a canny ruse for price gouging popcorn chicken, but whatever). What we’re saying is, we essentially view the world through a limited lens of food, so would never deign to insult the intelligence of football fans by attempting to engage in sports talk. We’ll just...

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