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A couple weeks back, we talked to local bar owners and restaurateurs about how they're handling the ongoing lime shortage—supplies are still scarce and prices have as much as tripled—and now, via DNAinfo, another local staple that's having a rough time of it: Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies. After their most recent shipment of limes came in at 500 instead of the usual 2,000 ("They were horrendous. They were the size of grapes," said...
We admit that we tend to take limes for granted. More often than not, we have five or more of them slowly gathering brown spots at the bottom of our crisper drawer, ready to be fished out at a moments notice to spritz over a pair of fish tacos or garnish an end-of-day gin and tonic. So it certainly was startling when the cost-effective citrus suddenly began fetching around $1 each at grocery stores,...