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Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

Max Falkowitz 26 comments

Head out to Long Island right to the edge of the city, then cross the Nassau County border on Jericho Turnpike, and you'll find what just might be the fanciest McDonald's in America. I don't mean a McDonald's where the seats aren't broken and the air doesn't have that smell; I mean a bona fide McDonald's mansion. More

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Late-Night Bites in NYC

The Serious Eats Team 12 comments

A great thing (the best thing?) about New York is that no matter the hour, something will be open. When it comes to places to eat, this is no small blessing, as there's nothing worse than a 2 a.m. drunken food craving that can't be fulfilled. Take a look at our personal favorite late night eats. More

Shamrock Shake Sightings: Now Out in NYC

Chris E. Crowley 10 comments

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

McDonald's Germany Introduces Cupcakes Named After NY Neighborhoods

Carey Jones 6 comments

File this under "Products Getting More Attention on New York Food Blogs Than In Their Own Countries." McDonald's Germany has just announced a line of cupcakes, and they've named each one after a New York neighborhood: the strawberry "Central Park," chocolate-chocolate "Chelsea," vanilla "Soho," and cappuccino "East Village." More

Shamrock Shakes Sighted in Union Square

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Thanks to SE user butterface for pointing out this Gothamist piece confirming that McDonald's Shamrock Shake will, in fact, be available at the Union Square West McDonald's today (map). Green milkshake fans, rejoice!... More

McCafe: McDonald's New Fancier, Pricier Coffee

Erin Zimmer 33 comments

For McDonald's, this is the biggest roll-out since they birthed Egg McMuffins and the rest of the breakfast line. McCafe, the new beverage-based initiative that's supposed to quiet the drip coffee haters, will eventually be located in 85 percent... More

My McDonald's Shamrock Shake Journey: An Emotional Roller Coaster

Grace Kang 52 comments

I approached the counter and excitedly said, "One Shamrock Shake, please!" The cashier replied, "What?" I thought today was going to be a good day. I really did. Boosted by lard chips and Valrhona chocolate at Serious Eats HQ,... More

Fast-Food Yogurt Parfaits

Carey Jones 16 comments

When fast-food restaurants jump on the health food bandwagon, the results aren’t usually great. (McDonald’s wilted salads and Dunkin’ Donuts cardboard flatbreads come to mind.) But many chains have had luck in the yogurt parfait department. Fruit, yogurt, and... More

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