Afghan Fried Chicken Fight; Whoopie Pie War

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Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place.
[Wall Street Journal]

Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afghan chicken fryers in the city who have copied his recipe.
[NY Times]

Organic Avenue is opening two new stores this month, on the Upper East Side and in Soho, with a third store planned for the Upper West Side.
[NY Post]

A look at the local ice fishing scene that erupts each winter in New York suburbs like Westchester County. They could be mistaken for Vermont or Minnesota.
[NY Times]

Pennsylvania and Maine are at war over who exactly can lay claim to the cream-filled sweet treat called the whoopie pie.
[Wall Street Journal]

A look at some of the city's restaurant couples includes Margaret and Geoffrey Zakarian, and Jesse and Lindsay Schenker of Recette.
[NY Post]

Real estate firm Jamestown has cut a deal to buy out its partners in Chelsea Market for $225 million. A new tower is planned for the building that might house a hotel.
[Wall Street Journal]

The River Café is named the most romantic spot in the city for popping the question this Valentine's Day.
[NY Daily News]


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