Are Dominique Ansel's Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots Worth the Wait?

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All photos by Billy Lyons
Ansel's latest creation, the chocolate chip cookie milk shot
Dominique Ansel's cronut was so successful, he could have built a fleet of shops dedicated to just that sweet and ridden the mania he created straight into retirement. Instead, he continues to work to change the public perception of pastry, and last week, he debuted a new line-inspiring, madcap creation: the chocolate chip cookie milk shot.

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Hello Deli's Extreme Frank: FiTR Tries the MegaDog


Last night, David Letterman riffed on the Subway Footlong shortfall scandal by sending the camera down to the Hello Deli on 53rd Street, where a foot-long hot dog called the MegaDog has been offered for the last six months. Letterman makes the proprietor, Rupert Jee, take a tape measure to the thing and it turns out to be only eight inches long.


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Introducing the Enhanced BLT

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From the top, it looks almost like a regular BLT.


I was lingering by Northern Spy's pop-up on the Highline trying to decide what to get. The egg biscuit or the BLT? Having never tried their BLT before, I decided to give it a go. Since Northern Spy is one of those farm-to-market places, I knew it had to be good, and my mind starting swimming with images of artisanal bacon, red ripe field tomatoes, and hand whipped mayo. But then my eye caught something on the menu.


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Tim Tebow Sandwich: What Should It Really Look Like?

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Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks, featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman Trophy winner.

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Play the Fortune Cookie Game!

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Where the hell did the fortune cookie come from, anyway?


How they were invented is a matter of some dispute, not where they were invented -- which was California. The magic happened approximately 100 years ago, when a Japanese company in that state decided to make a modern American version of a temple cookie that had been made in Japan for centuries called omikuji, which contained a random fortune tucked inside a cookie made with miso batter. The California version was lighter and smaller, and the fortunes, of course, were in English. It was supposedly first made in the U.S. by a guy named Makoto Hagiwara, who served the cookies in a Japanese tea garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.


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Explain This Scene!

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Stumbled on this scene on 23rd Street as I wobbled home from the barbecue last evening. Anyone have any idea what it means? In the comments, please. Nothing has been altered or rearranged. Best explanation will receive praise. Click on image to make seeing it a lot easier.

An Attempt to Recreate Pigs in Blankets at the New East Village IHOP

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The raw materials


When I was a kid in Minneapolis, a visit to IHOP (or its feuding competitor, Perkins Pancake House) was a rare and much-to-be anticipated occasion, and one of the very few meals eaten outside of the house or the confines of the backyard. When my twin brothers and I got there, we never stopped to examine the menu, because our order was predetermined: pigs in blankets.


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Love Your Kids? Do Art on Their Lunch Bags

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You're a doting foodie parent, and every day your kid's Speed Racer lunchbox is packed with the choicest farmers' market vittles. But could you be an even better foodie parent? There's a dad in San Diego who draws on his kids' lunch bags every day, mainly sci-fi, literary, and cartoon stuff. His Tumblr is devoted to original art by him and other artist moms and dads who draw on their children's recycled paper lunch bags. Here are our favorite 10, and Fork in the Road invites you and your offspring to feast on envy as you admire them.


[Via Gamma Squad][@tracyjane]

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In a Salute to Eater's Burger Week 2011, Fork in the Road Offers 5 Off-the-Wall Burgers

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The #1 Veggie Burger at Elevation Burger is all orange and ricey.


We've snuck peeks at Eater's weeklong burger coverage somewhat enviously, but our peeking has also made us want to get into the act. Accordingly, here are some of the more perverse burgers we've encountered over the last few months, and perhaps it will surprise you to know that one is vegetarian, and one vegan. Unless you insist on putting a piece of American cheese on top.


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Following in the Footsteps of Ferran Adria

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This must be the place!


Like millions of other foodies, I'm super-curious about the cuisine of molecular gastronaut Ferran Adrià, but I despair of ever tasting it. Eating at elBulli requires years of planning and thousands of dollars in expenses (the dinner alone would set you back $400 per person), not to mention traveling to and orienteering in an obscure corner of Spain.


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