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Mister Softee

  1. self-care
    It’s the First Day of Mister Softee Season — You Know What to DoYou can just feel it.
  2. taste test
    Is That Vending-Machine Soft Serve Any Good?Taste-testing the automated soft-serve machine at midtown’s Moxy Hotel.
  3. cheap eats 2017
    13 Places to Get Next-Level Soft-serve Ice Cream This SummerWhat had long been the sole province of boardwalk stands and Dairy Queens has trickled up to boutique bakeries and major restaurant groups.
  4. ice cream wars
    It’s Not Even June, and New York’s Soft-Serve Wars Are Already EscalatingMister Softee is now spying on its rival’s trucks with a team of private eyes.
  5. ice cream wars
    Rogue Soft-Serve Trucks Legally Barred From Using Mister Softee’s Famous JingleDo these fiends have no decency?
  6. Ice Cream Wars
    ‘Renegade’ Ice-Cream Trucks Terrorizing Mister Softee Drivers“You will never see a Mister Softee truck in Midtown … If you do, there will be problems, and you won’t see him there very long.”
  7. RIP
    RIP, Man Who Wrote the Mister Softee JingleOne of the most successful jingles ever.
  8. Crime Scenes
    World’s Worst Mister Softee Driver Slams Into Multiple Cars BeforeThe ice-cream truck hit seven vehicles and drove through four fences.
  9. The Ice Cream Man Is Coming
    Uber’s Delivering Mister Softee on Demand Today“Demand will be very high and availability limited,” it warns.
  10. Lawsuits
    Rogue ‘Master Softee’ Trucks Won’t Stop Trolling NYC StreetsDespite an order from a judge, who says it’s confusing children.
  11. the ice cream wars
    Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Ice Cream Truck?At first glance everything looks fine, but …
  12. crimes and misdemeanors
    Misters Softee Suspect Mister Softee of Truck RobberiesYou’d think these guys could trust each other.
  13. Truckin'
    Mister Softee Sues Impostor TrucksSoftee’s lawyers say look-alike trucks sell inferior soft-serve.
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    Ice-Cream Truck Face-off Nearly Turns to Knife FightBoth drivers were arrested.
  15. Lick It
    Mister Softee Churning Up Violence, Death ThreatsEat me, Yogo.
  16. Food Musings
    What Kind of Mister Softee Philosophizer Are You?Wordy or dirty?
  17. We All Scream
    Sad But True: Too Hot for Ice CreamPeople are staying inside this summer instead of running after Mister Softee trucks.
  18. We All Scream
    Fact-checking the Ice-Cream TruckNo one takes home $900 a day selling Mister Softee, says Miss Softee.
  19. Truckin'
    Behind the Scenes at Mister SofteeDoes $800 a day make listening to that music tolerable?
  20. Mayor Bloomberg Will Tell Mister Softee What’s WhatIce-cream sandwich? How about a knuckle sandwich?
  21. Freebies
    Today: Ice Cream on the AceFree ice cream to celebrate the Ace Hotel’s first anniversary.
  22. Truckin'
    The Hard-Bodied Mister SofteeLadies, meet Billy Gunz.
  23. Mediavore
    Restaurants Turn to Bartering; Wine Sales UpPlus: Applebee’s gets a makeover, and Texas oysters in trouble, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Beef
    Van Leeuwen vs. Mister SofteeAn ice-cream-truck driver’s life is threatened.
  25. Truckin'
    Schnitzel Truck Is Involved in Another DustupThe latest battle in the food-truck wars.
  26. The Other Critics
    Bruni Reviews Choco Taco in First of Many Publicity GambitsNo surprise, it gets zero stars.
  27. Mediavore
    Jenna Jameson Slams McNuggets; Fruit Flies Infest SoCalJenna Jameson shoots new ad on McNugget cruelty and two breeds of fruit fly make their way down south.
  28. stupid crime of the day
    ‘There Was No Playground in Sight…’This is how you can tell a Mister Softee truck isn’t stopping for the children. It’s stopping for drugs.
  29. Mediavore
    Bar Artisanal Sued; BYOB to the Oyster BarPlus: Illicit treats from Mister Softee, and a mobster loses Rao’s privileges, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. For Your Health
    Calorie-diculous! Ice-Cream Truck Takes Customers on a Guilt TripSpotted on a fro-yo–pushing ice-cream truck near Grand and Broadway: calorie counts on the ice cream!
  31. neighborhood news
    Attack of the ConesWe have to admit, we stole that headline from the ‘Daily News’ for this story about a Mister Softee driver who is driving one neighborhood insane.
  32. Mediavore
    Teetotalers Welcome in Recession; Inwood Hates Mister SofteePlus: the Food Network launches its own Epicurious.
  33. Mediavore
    Production Lounge Plays Race Card; Fast-food Pizza on the DeclinePlus: Tropicana drops its new carton design, and how ripping off Mr. Softee will cost you, all in our morning news roundup.
  34. company town
    If Murdoch Really Hires a New ‘WSJ’ Managing Editor, Who Will It Be?Citigroup’s ban on fruit, ice-cream-truck wars, praise for Frank Gehry, and more in our daily industry roundup.
  35. NewsFeed
    Mister Softee Chases Good Humor Man Away From the CornerMister Softee doesn’t care how retro the Good Humor man looks. He just wants him out of the way.
  36. Mediavore
    Food Prices Still Surging; Farewell to the Minetta TavernPlus: Mariah Carey’s wedding cake, Citymeals-on-Wheels’ economic troubles, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  37. Mediavore
    Tailor Delayed Yet Again; Bourdain Takes It to HowieThe opening of Tailor has been pushed back to September 1. Another delay? Who would have thought it? [Eater] Related: Farewell, Sam Mason. Hello, Tailor Tony Bourdain outdoes himself taking it to Howie in his Top Chef blog: “neither logic, nor the criticisms of chefs as great as Daniel, nor the passing seasons — nor even blunt objects — can infiltrate the inner workings of his space-age polymer nose-cone.” [Bravo] Andrea Strong details her experience as a guest judge on Top Chef – and gives the full review that was read from on last night’s episode. [Strong Buzz]
  38. Mediavore
    Noise Police Harden Their Hearts for Mr. Softee; Trans-Fat-Free Fryer OilMr. Softee vendor busted for noise pollution: “I am aware of the law, but I need to play [the jingle].” [NYT] DiFara’s Dom De Marco bows to the Health Department, but he ain’t happy about it. [TONY] Steakhouse offers a “cut specifically for women,” but Nina Lalli ain’t having it. [VV] Drew Nieporent tells Baird Jones, with pickle breath, that he’s lost 50 pounds in 100 days. [NYDN]
  39. the morning line
    The Thrilla in Albany • The battle royale between Joe Bruno and Eliot Spitzer — and maybe, a little bit, the Albany Times Union — continues to heat up. Now the embattled State Senate majority leader says he’ll activate a senate committee to investigate the guv — and start issuing subpoenas. [NYP] • Another week, another power outage: About 2,500 Upper East Siders lost their electricity again last night, this time after an underground fire. Blacking out 10021 twice in ten days can’t be good for business. [Reuters] • Turns out that while he was preparing to decamp the GOP, Mike Bloomberg was privately bombarding the state Republicans with messages of support — including pledges to back some Dem-targeted senators’$2 2008 campaigns. Now that’s triangulation. [NYT] • The new noise regulations have barely gone into effect, and already dozens of businesses have been busted — including a Mister Softee truck caught blasting the jingle in a residential area. [amNY] • And the Statue of Liberty is increasingly unlikely to make it onto the modern “seven wonders of the world” list currently being compiled. As the massive poll draws to a close with over 90 million votes cast, the poor green thing is languishing at the bottom, with the likes of the Kremlin and Stonehenge. [NYDN]
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    Former Clinton Hill Porn Store to Become Euro EateryClinton Hill: A former porn shop on Myrtle Avenue will become a European-style cafe, a term open to interpretation. The only notable physical change to the space is an exterior paint job. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Ramen Setagaya at 141 First Avenue will be ready to open when Con Edison turns the gas on. [VV] Former captain at Gramercy Tavern and Picholine Rob Ziser has opened his own restaurant out of a subleased kitchen at Company bar. [The Strong Buzz] Gramercy: Delayed high-end Asian restaurant Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel is coming and hiring. [Eater] Harlem: A Coldstone Creamery on 125th Street could give Mister Softee an ice-cream headache. [Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: Michael Hearst recorded Songs for Ice Cream Trucks in his converted one-bedroom, but it looks like his jingles won’t make it to the big time. [Brooklyn Record] Tribeca: Brandy Library is hosting a free cognac tasting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. And afterward begin the piano stylings of Joel Forrester. [Brandy Library]