In honor of summer (starts tomorrow!), Adam Platt forwent his customary review for an ice-cream-tasting tour with his young daughters. The trio licked its way across the boroughs, risking brain freeze to bring you these sixteen winners, from sundaes to gelati to classic cones. Speaking of sweet treats, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld bring word of an artisanal taffy puller in Brooklyn. Mouthful of bergamot, anyone?
Meanwhile, despite what Paul Grieco claims about another Summer of Riesling, 2011 is shaping up to be the summer of suds. To wit: Our guide to getting your brew on, from the city's best beer bars to 99 bottles you can find locally to smart backyard-barbecue pairings. We've even examined the burgeoning canned-beer universe, some of which are rather lovely in a michelada (recipes here).