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A Cookie A Day: The Treats Truck's Super-Duper Bars

Just imagine if a cookie and a candy bar fell in love and had a baby. Pretty sweet, right? Well, The Treats Truck's Super-Duper Bars are that sugary little cookie-bar baby. Starting out with a layer of graham cracker crumbs, any combination of chocolate, coconut, nuts, peanut butter, butterscotch, or dried fruit is piled on top. When you're about to finish your candy layering a can of sweetened condensed milk is poured over the cookie-bar, and the final layer of sweets is sprinkled on. Into the oven for just shy of thirty minutes, the sweetened condensed milk acts as the glue that keeps this cookie together, oozing down into the layers and melding all of those great candy layers. More

From Behind the Bar: What Makes a Good Bar?

I drink an Old Fashioned at Clover Club in Brooklyn, and drink Coronas while eating $1 tacos on the porch at The Sire in Riverside, California. I love both places for very different reasons; the only thing they have in common is that they have successfully crossed the boundary that separates places that merely sell drinks from what can generally be termed a good bar. More

Sicilian Fig Bars

Although fig bars are standard American fare, fig-filled cookies are also very traditional in Sicily, where they are called cucidati. I've decided to merge the two and make a fig bar that is shaped like the industrially-made one, but has some typical Sicilian seasonings in it for extra flavor. More

American Classics: S'mores for the Indoors

Summer technically isn't quite over yet and I'm doing my best to cram in a last hurrah before September 23rd rolls around and I have to make peace with apples and pumpkins, shorter days and longer nights. There are few desserts as closely bonded to summer memories as s'mores and this recipe gives you all the toasty tastiness you remember from camp—without the fire pit. More

The Vegetarian Option: Earl's Beer & Cheese

Tucked into a narrow stretch of Park Avenue, where the Metro North Railroad disappears underground, is where you'll find Earl's Beer & Cheese. The menu at Earl's changes seasonally, and currently features dishes like Mac and Cheese, Asian Gnocchi topped with cheese fries, and Earl's Eggo, a gourmet waffle with cheddar. You can wash down your food with any of the craft brews on tap or in cans; Earl's Beer & Cheese takes its name seriously. But the Mac & Cheese features shredded chicken, the gnocchi has ground beef, and that waffle is topped with foie gras and bacon along with those cheese fries. What is there for vegetarians? More

Desserts For Your Picnic Basket

Pies and tarts and crumbles are great, but if you're headed to the beach or the park or even just a huge cookout, you don't want to bring out plates and serving spoons; you want something that can be gobbled up straight from the platter. So we've rounded up some grabbable, snackable treats for your holiday picnic basket—no refrigeration or forks required. Enjoy! More

Bar Eats: Breukelen Bier Merchants

Part beer bar, part beer store, the newly opened Breukelen Bier Merchants puts the art of the craft brew on center stage here in Williamsburg. It's easy to lose track of time in a tasting room that sells more than 500 different bottles and 16 craft beers on tap, so make sure to temper all that beer drinking with some bar bites from their menu. More

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