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  1. Slideshow
    First Look at Spot and Pichet Ong’s Daring DessertsThe man behind P*Ong is now serving create-your-own ice cream on St. Marks Place.
  2. Menu Changes
    Crucial Pinkberry and Shake Shack UpdatesChocolate fro-yo and doughnut holes.
  3. Mo’ Fro-Yo, Mo’ Problems
    Pinkberry Sets Its Sights on BostonThe trendsetting fro-yo chain will open in our city.
  4. Closings
    Fro-Yo Wars: Pinkberry, 16 Handles Win Battles Against Red Mango, Tasti DPlus, Daydream closes.
  5. Foodievents
    Who Will Be At Abbot Kinney’s First Food Festival, October 11thVenice’s trendiest street gets its first food festival.
  6. Mediavore
    Dragon Fruit Lands in our Farmer’s Markets; Pinkberry Arrives at LAXDragon fruit is being grown in California and sold at our markets while Pinkberry sets up shop in the airport.
  7. Marketing Gimmicks
    Pinkberry Throws Open its Recipe BookPinkberry reveals its recipes after curious minds wanted to know.
  8. Fro-Yo Wars
    Sour Ice Cream?Does Red Mango taste like sour cream?
  9. Openings
    Please Welcome the Latest Pinkberry Knockoff, Berry LoverServing shaved ice, gelato, and fro-yo. A flare-up in the fro-yo wars.
  10. Mediavore
    A Cape Cod Bar Sting; Stock Up on Booze NowPlus: your eco-friendly tote might be a health hazard, and faux-yo comes to India, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Mediavore
    Rooftop Organics; Cupcakes Turn to WinePlus: the downside of reusable grocery totes; knockoff food brands in India
  12. Mediavore
    Styrofoam Ban Trashed; Pinkberry Knockoffs Thrive
  13. Mediavore
    NYPL Getting a Lounge; Green Tote Bags Pose Health RiskPlus: Pinkberry knockoffs go international, and mourning Cafe Edison’s owner, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Empire Building
    The Chain Gang: T.G.I. Friday’s and Applebee’s Battle in the Bronx,Uncle Louie G blows up while McDonald’s chills out, plus more in our occasional look at what the chains and mini-chains are up to.
  15. Fro Down
    Pinkberry Gets Gym to Shill for New Tropical FlavorsIntroducing coconut and passion fruit frozen yogurt.
  16. Openings
    Fro-Yo Row: The Outdoor Frozen-Yogurt Cafés of St. MarksThe fro-yo war intensifies.
  17. Openings
    Fro-Yo Wars: East Village Gets Another Self-serve StationPlus, what happened to Gama’s giant hallucinogenic pimp cup?
  18. Mediavore
    Female Chefs on the Rise; Greenpeace Protests NobuPlus: sales rise at FreshDirect, and Sweetwater plans a bakery, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Fro-Yo Wars
    Will Pinkberry Binges Be the New Häagen Dazs Binges?What are the ramifications of fro-yo delivery?
  20. Mediavore
    Lights Out at The Four Seasons; Fro-Yo Battle Carries OnPlus: Bigger taxes could mean bigger tips, and more groceries at Target, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Fro Yo
    Fro-Down: Pinkberry Will Come to YouDelivery expands May 11.
  22. The New Cold War
    Warm Up With Free Fro-YoFight the cold with a free cup of Pinkberry.
  23. Fro-Yo Wars
    Are Cocoa Pebbles Worth Frostbite?Pinkberry wants to give you freebies if the weather goes below eighteen degrees.
  24. Fun With Numbers
    Google Insight Blows Our Mind, Shows Shift From the Buddakans to the MomofukusA look at the most popular restaurant searches of the past four years.
  25. Mediavore
    Celebrate Repeal Day With Specials; the Pizza Price Is Too Damn HighPlus: A soft-serve giant’s makeover and a new one from the Bar Tano/Toto team, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Fro-Yo Wars
    FRO-DOWN: Red Mango Is Caught Off-Guard by Pinkberry’s Pomegranate, PlotsIt’ll be like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Plus, new Manhattan stores!
  27. Fro-Yo Wars
    WHAT THE FRO, YO: Pinkberry and Red Mango Will Face Off in Pomegranate BattleJust days after Red Mango launches a Pom Wonderful flavor, Pinkberry will do the same.
  28. Storemet Meals
    Alessi Now Offers Tarallucci e Vino, Sans VinoThe Italian designer has added panini to the café menu that was previously overseen by Joe.
  29. Mediavore
    Nobu Fancies Endangered Sushi; Brooklyn Man Fined for Drinking on StoopRonald Perelman gets on the restaurateur bandwagon, and frozen yogurt chains compete for profits, in our daily news roundup.
  30. NewsFeed
    Very Berry Hopes Name Change Will Freeze Out the CompetitionWill a new name give Very Berry an edge on Pinkberry, Yolato, and Red Mango?
  31. NewsFeed
    Red Mango Receives $12 Million in Yogurt-War FundingThis is going to blow Pinkberry’s AmEx Plum card right out of the water.
  32. NewsFeed
    Red Mango Hits St. Marks Place in Yet Another Fro-Yo Face-offWhy do all these yogurt joints open across the street from each other?
  33. NewsFeed
    Pinkberry Squashes Offensive Juicers“We in no way ever intended to offend anyone by displaying them.”
  34. NewsFeed
    Is Pinkberry Facing a Juicing Scandal?A blog says the fro-yo chain stocks racially inflammatory juicers.
  35. Mediavore
    Sara Lee Suffers; Soft-serve, Fro-Yo Battle for DominancePlus haute dishes inspired by junk food, McDonald’s makes money off the weak economy, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  36. Openings
    16 Handles (Open Today) + 8 Coupons = 2 Good 2 B True!The latest self-serve, pay-by-the-pound Pinkberry competitor has hit the East Village.
  37. NewsFeed
    Is Yoberry ‘Single White Fro-Yoing’ Pinkberry?First rule of fro-yo: Ban something from the store.
  38. NewsFeed
    Fro-Yo Shops Fight ATMs in Taking Over the CityWith 30 storefronts having opened in the past twenty months, competition is fierce.
  39. NewsFeed
    Meltdown at Yolato’s Greenwich Village LocationJust a couple weeks after a press release bragged that Yolato was planning to overtake Pinkberry and Red Mango by installing express locations all around town, the Greenwich Village store is apparently kaput.
  40. NewsFeed
    OMFG! New Chain Giving Out Free Fro-Yo Tomorrow! 2 Good 2 B True!!Yorganic, the newest company to enter the fro-yo fray, will attempt to win more MySpace friends tomorrow with a free giveaway.
  41. NewsFeed
    Yolato Attempts to Freeze Out the Competition in Fro-Yo WarsYolato says it’s “blasting past” Pinkberry and Red Mango with new locations and frozen-gelato bars.
  42. NewsFeed
    Punk’d by PinkberryAs Pinkberry confessed to its ingredients, New Yorkers justified their fro-yo addiction.
  43. NewsFeed
    The Shocking Secrets of Chain-Restaurant Calorie CountsAfter reviewing our findings, you may come to consider the Baconator, compared to certain other murderous burgers, a “healthy” option.
  44. Mediavore
    Clinton and Ray Team Up for Fund-raiser; What Lidia Served the PopeThe former president and America’s first lady of home cooking are putting on a fund-raiser together, Pinkberry isn’t as “all natural” as you’d like it to be, and a recipe for a season-appropriate dish served to Pope Benedict XVI last week.
  45. NewsFeed
    East Village Pinkberry Opens Today, Quickly Lays Down the LawA new Pinkberry is opening in the old Dojo space on St. Marks between Second and Third avenues today, which is great for everyone except Very Berry a few doors down. But may we ask what’s up with the “PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED” sticker in the window? Given that Pinkberry is, after all, a frozen-yogurt joint, this is possibly more ridiculous than GoldBar’s no-photos sign. St. Marks Place is all about punk rock, man! Break the rules by snapping a pic of your friend sipping a green-tea smoothie! ANARCHY! Pinkberry, 24-26 St. Marks Pl., nr. Second Ave. Related: The New Cold War: Frozen Yogurt Invades New York
  46. NewsFeed
    Cold War: Yolato Now, Red Mango in December, and MySpace Forever When we mentioned that a new Yolato store is opening today, we wondered when exactly the Red Mango would open across from Pinkberry on Bleecker Street. Now a rep tells us it probably won’t be till mid-December, with stores to follow in Chelsea (63 W. 14th St.), the theater district (723 Eighth Ave.) and Flushing (136-53 Roosevelt Ave). [Ed: Disclaimer — what follows is where we start to lose it a little bit.]
  47. NewsFeed
    Yolato Founder Donald Park Doesn’t Sweat PinkberryYesterday we reported that Yolato is poised to infiltrate the Empire State Building and other strategic locations around the city. Now none other than founder Donald Park tells us that he’s aiming for a minimum of fifteen to twenty outlets in the next year, including at least one Downtown Brooklyn outlet. The outer boroughs, people! The guy means business! What’s more, he’s planning to announce “a very large deal with a very large company” in the next few weeks. You know what that means — Yolato is going national.
  48. NewsFeed
    Cold War Continues: Bigger, Badder Yolato Opens WednesdayOn guard: On Wednesday a 50 percent larger Yolato (the first one under a partnership with Lenny’s Sandwiches) opens at 145 Park Avenue between 41st and 42nd with free fro-yo gelato for all. You might want to make note of that. And the invasion will continue! By the end of the year, freestanding stores will also come to the Empire State Building (which will serve as the flagship, opening in mid-December) and 180 Lafayette in Soho, plus there are plans for a large store in the Lenny’s at 9th Street and Sixth Avenue and nine other “express” stores in other Lenny’s locations. That’s THIRTEEN Yolatos for you; hope it’s enough. Meanwhile, on the Bleecker Street front, Red Mango still has not opened, giving the new Pinkberry a solid two-month head start. Ritual suicide may be in order. Related: The New Cold War: Frozen Yogurt Invades New York
  49. Mediavore
    Pinkberry Domination Continues Apace; Chumley’s in Trouble AgainPinkberry’s quest for world domination becomes more tangible: Its founders have raised $27.5 million in the company’s first round of venture capital. [NYT] Related: The New Cold War: The Battle for Bleecker Street Hear the Pinkberry Jingle, Attempt to Get it Out of Your Head Chumley’s prospective opening date of October 1 has come and gone, possibly because of certain “surprises” the engineers have found, including asbestos and an eroding foundation. [NYP]
  50. Mediavore
    Batali Denies Being Ditched; Pinkberry Issues Mea CulpaBatali won’t admit he’s been canned by the Food Network even though inside sources say he’s just trying to save face. [NYP] Pinkberry Corporation issues an apology upon learning its N.Y. outlets pump hollow servings. [Eat for Victory/VV] Tony Bourdain analyzes what made Howie tick: “When I look at Howie, short, bald, pants looking two sizes too big on him, built like a small tank and with an expression on his face like a closed fist, I sense the end product of a long line of tormentors.” Is Bourdain the best reality-show blogger ever, or what? [Bourdain’s Blog/Bravo]
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