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These Are the New Ice-Cream Innovations You’ll Want to Check Out This Spring

Victory Garden's new seasonal sundaes, made with goat's milk soft-serve. New York is fast approaching ideal ice-cream-eating weather conditions, which means that the city's ice-cream parlors are rolling out some excellent new flavors. Show More Summary

Ben & Jerry’s Will Release the Brrr-ito, a Giant Ice-Cream-Stuffed Burrito, on 4/20

Here's an exciting follow-up to the Ben & Jerry's beer. The company says it's unleashing ice-cream burritos, called Brrr-itos, at its scoop shops on April 20 — a special treat for its many stoner fans. The Apple-inspired promo video is kind of bonkers, too. Take a look: [Ben & Jerry's] Read more posts by Clint Rainey

The James Beard Awards Will Stay in Chicago Through 2017

Fireworks at Lake Michigan. On May 4, the James Beard Foundation will hold its annual Chef Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago — the first time ever that the ceremony is outside of New York. Rahm Emanuel must feel quite confident that it'll be a success: He announced today that the show will return to Chicago in both 2016 and 2017. Show More Summary

There’s Going to Be a Ben & Jerry’s Beer

S-wheat and salty. While marijuana ice cream faces a legal hurdle in Vermont, the Ben & Jerry's team has realized that absolutely nothing can get in the way of combining ice cream with beer. The company is collaborating with New Belgium...Show More Summary

Watch Christina Tosi Teach Conan O’Brien How to Make Crack Pie Brittle

Christina Tosi stopped by Conan last night to make a few recipes from her just-released cookbook, Milk Bar Life. She started by teaching O'Brien how to make a Hershey's Kiss Roll using readymade Pillsbury dough, which he said "looksShow More Summary

Danny Meyer Made the Time ‘100’ List

Well-deserved. Time's 2015 roundup of the "100 Most Influential People" fittingly includes Danny Meyer — who's listed under the "Titans" category, along with heavy-hitters like Kanye West, Tim Cook, and Lorne Michaels. The blurb, written...Show More Summary

Pearl & Ash’s Stylish Sister Rebelle Opens Monday, With Beet Bourguignonne and Lots of Wine

Leek vinaigrette, soft-boiled egg, Dijon, parsley, leek ash. Pearl & Ash wine director Patrick Cappiello credits Paris’s “bistronomy” culture of ambitious young chefs serving serious food in casual settings as inspiration for the Lower East Side restaurant. Show More Summary

The Spam Food Truck Might Just Be the Final Nail in the Coffin for the Food-Truck Trend

Who wants some canned meat? Soon enough, a Spam food truck will lurk on America's street corners. The truck is part of Hormel's "Spamerican!" tour, and it'll travel to places like L.A. and Philly over the course of three months — pausing...Show More Summary

A New Report Reveals Growing Unrest Among McDonald’s Franchisees

Depressing. Twice a year, investment firm Janney Capital Markets publishes the McDonald's Franchisee Survey to give everyone an idea of how middle management feels about the business. Well, the latest edition is out, and the answer is...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About the All-Pierogi Restaurant Coming to Brooklyn

"We're aiming for that cushy grandma vibe." People are clearly excited about the opening of Baba's Pierogies — a fast-casual restaurant that specializes in Eastern European-style dumplings. But other than its micro-specialist theme and its Gowanus location (295 Third Avenue, near Carroll Street), there's little known about this brilliant idea. Show More Summary

Danny Bowien Will Sell $1 Tacos Tonight at Mission Cantina

Beats $1 pizza. What's exciting about Mission Cantina is that it continues to evolve: It started as a Mexican restaurant, launched an impressive burrito operation, and then started serving Vietnamese food. Danny Bowien's latest announcement, via Twitter, is the launch of $1 lamb tacos, available from 5 to 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Watch This Fancy Restaurant’s Drone Go Down in Flames

Every spring, Ronald Peijenburg gathers media for a wild publicity stunt to mark the arrival of asparagus at his Michelin-starred Dutch restaurant, De Zwaan. In prior years, the vegetable has arrived unscathed in everything from a hot air balloon to a Formula 1 race car. Show More Summary

America’s Restaurant Workers Receive $9 Billion Per Year in Welfare

A major tax burden. Another major round of fast-food walkouts is scheduled for today, and if protestors need more ammo, an advocacy group just published a study with an eye-catching number: $9,434,067,497. That's the amount of welfare...Show More Summary

Remembering Chef Homaro Cantu, an Innovator Who Stood Apart From the Crowd

The chef, at his restaurant Moto in 2007. The October 2006 issue of Gourmet featured a photo that was atypical of a glossy food magazine: Instead of a lovely slice of pie or a hefty burger, a chef's eyes peeked out from behind a menu that the chef himself was eating. Show More Summary

169 Bar Fights Back Against Underage-Drinking Claims

Hang in there. This week, New Yorkers learned that Chinatown favorite 169 Bar — which has been open for over 100 years — is in danger of closing. The city filed a lawsuit against the establishment, claiming that it permits underage drinking,...Show More Summary

Cool, Casual Genuine Superette Opens With Bacon Burgers and Fried Chicken

The Spicy Smokehouse Burger. The AvroKO team has opened a new restaurant, Genuine Superette — the follow-up to Gotham West Market's Genuine Roadside. It's a casual café, open from 8 a.m. to midnight, and it'll serve laid-back, California-ish...Show More Summary

This Surprise Pizza Party Is Probably the Best Thing That Could Possibly Happen on the Subway

New Yorkers learned last month via one rider's phone video that "pranksters" had thrown a crazy, mysterious pizza party for E train commuters. And today, Improv Everywhere unleashes the full reveal with official footage of the stunt....Show More Summary

A New Documentary Devoted to an Ancient Sake Brewery Looks Completely Stunning

It's made from fermented rice, of course. The Birth of Saké, which will premiere this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, offers an intimate look at a small group of artisans who have dedicated their lives to the craft. The film focuses...Show More Summary

There’s Finally a Food Magazine for Toddlers

Farm-to-table PB&Js. Kids have been waiting their whole gluten-free lives for this: Butternut, a glossy "food literacy magazine" for children ages 2 to 6, just launched. It's the brainchild of a former teacher, Jill Colella, and herShow More Summary

Marcella Hazan’s Son Wants to Bottle Her World-Famous Tomato Sauce

The perfect homage. Exciting news for fans of Marcella Hazan's simple, classic Italian cooking: Her deceptively uncomplicated tomato sauce — just tomatoes, onions, butter, and salt — is considered so seminal that the Times placed it next to her obituary when she passed away in 2013. Show More Summary

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