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Shamrock Shake Sightings: Now Out in NYC

Difficult and sometimes impossible to find in New York City, McDonald's Shamrock Shake inspires a peculiar cult following. These days, when people finally do get their hands on one they often find it to be more of a sham than anything else. In reality, it's just a vanilla milkshake blended (incompletely) with DayGlo-colored mint syrup. Decidedly artificial, the mint flavor has shades of low-quality, grainy mint chocolate chip ice cream. Still, this limited-time offering gets people excited. More

A Sandwich A Day: 'The Schumwich' from Subway

The "Schumwich" is New York Senator Chuck Schumer's sandwich of choice, and, according to the Post, "an inside joke of sorts among the armies of political aides who have slaved away in Schumer's office." It's a roast beef sandwich on Italian bread, with mayo and mustard—plus banana peppers, pickled jalapeños, extra onions, extra tomatoes, and extra extra pickles: two full layer's worth. Clearly, we had to try this beast for ourselves. More

Chick-fil-A Opening in the East Village?

The Eater blog is trafficking in self-admitted "unconfirmed reckless plywood rumormongering," but reports nonetheless that a large number of Chick-fil-A people were seen entering and exiting an empty storefront on East 6th Street between avenues A and B. Could it... More

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