Five Features of a Great Break-Up Restaurant

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Margaritas and dark lighting means it's break up time
I dropped my list of the 10 best restaurants for break-ups in NYC earlier this week, and on Tuesday, I dished out a few tips for finding a break-up restaurant on The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan.

Breaking up is never easy, and finding the right venue for the occasion is important. Here's what I considered when I formed my list.


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5 Reasons Why Fast Food Deserves to Die

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Billy Lyons
Colonel Sanders smiling image, once a symbol of fast food's popularity, is now a source of ridicule
Umami Burger is the latest gussied up burger joint to take New York by storm, and it joins a long list of fast casual darlings like Shake Shack and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And if those other spots had yet to get the point across, the arrival of the L.A.-based chain in New York cements it: Consumers expect more from quick service restaurants, including great quality food, comfortable surroundings, and lightning-fast service with a genuine smile. And that means fast food as we know it is dying a well-deserved death. Here's why we can't wait to usher it right out the door:

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We're So Over Juice

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Not dinner.

Welcome back to We're So Over. At Fork in the Road, we spend a lot of time eating, discussing, and evaluating the foods that we love. This column is dedicated to the other stuff.

"Hey, how was your bathroom break?" is what you might as well say to anyone holding a green juice. Because the thing that makes juice drinkers such shiny, self-satisfied, healthy-looking people isn't self-discipline. It's pooping. Juice makes you poop.


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We're So Over Greek Yogurt

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No, thanks.

Welcome to We're So Over . . . At Fork in the Road, we spend a lot of time eating, discussing, and evaluating the foods that we love. This column is dedicated to the other stuff.

Why are we evaluating the excellence of a dairy product based on the lingering indentation left by our spoons?

Sure, a decade ago it felt exotic -- nay, decadent -- to plunge our utensils into a mound of strained, pillowy milk, as compared to the phlegm-like, fruit-on-the-bottom disasters of so many lunchbox memories. At first, Greek yogurt felt worldly and chic. With its compact packaging and slightly sour tang, it was clear that this was the food of the gods, or at least the characters from Gossip Girl.


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