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Dirt Candy Holiday Greetings and Hours!

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At Dirt Candy we are at least semi-human, and that means that when the holidays come we all like to crawl off into dark places with a bottle of plonk and some day-old cake we got on sale at Gristedes, just so we can make the pain go away. You don’t want to see that, so Dirt Candy will be closed for the holidays! From December 22 until New Year’s Eve, it will be like someone went back in time and kept our parents from ever meeting and now it’s like Dirt Candy never existed. But starting on January 1st we’ll be open again and you’ll be welcome to come and join us for our month-long fifth birthday celebration in the New Year!

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But until then…

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Happy Holidays!

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And happy belated Hanukah!

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See you in 2014!

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Holiday Store Shipping!

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The gnomes that work in the Dirt Candy Store have just informed me that they are on the verge of a walk-out. In order to avoid this, I’ve agreed to give them the holidays off. But what does this mean for you?

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Anything ordered after midnight on 12/20 will not be shipped until after 1/6. That means that you have until this Friday night at midnight to place any orders you want, and they’ll ship out on 12/21. But after Friday at midnight, anything you place an order for won’t ship until the first week of the new year.

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Harsh? Inconvenient? Irritating? Absolutely. But if you have a problem with it I can only shrug and say: take it up with my gnomes.

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“And we’re not interested.”

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Summer Vacation!

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From Tuesday, August 20th to Monday, August 26, Dirt Candy will be closed for summer vacation. Some of us are staying in town to clean the restaurant and get caught up on work, others are having staycations, and some are traveling. But the restaurant will re-open on Tuesday, August 27 and then…summer will almost be over? How did that happen?

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Dirt Candy Summer Vacation Part 2

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The sad elves who work at Dirt Candy have two things to look forward to in their miserable existences. One is living to work another day, so that they can arrive at Dirt Candy every morning with light in their eyes and joy in their hearts. The other is two weeks of vacation in the summer. The first week of vacation usually happens in June, the other in August, and that week is coming up.

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“Oh, joy. Another fulfilling day at Dirt Candy.”

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Dirt Candy will be closed for summer vacation from August 17 – 24. It’ll be open again for business on August 27. All hail Dirt Candy. Let us now sing a worker’s song of joy.

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Dirt Candy Goes Wassailing!

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It’s that time of year again! That special time right after the Mayan Apocalypse, but right before the New Year, when Dirt Candy takes a holiday.

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Holidays? We love holidays!!! 

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This year we’ll be closed from tonight, Saturday, December 22, until we re-open on Wednesday, January 2…2013!!! That’s in the future!

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Heino wants you to take it easy until then.

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Thanks so much for everyone’s support this year. You guys have been the best and, more than that, because of you the Dirt Candy cookbook and online store have thrived beyond even my grossly inflated expectations.

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Thank you for everything and thank you…for the dove.

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So go take a holiday! You deserve it!

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You also deserve handerpants!

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Oh, Sandy!

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(Update: as of Tuesday, November 6, Dirt Candy has re-opened! Seriously. We’re open. You can eat here! People have been confused, so be confused no longer!)

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OMG – SuperKillerPsychoStorm Sandy has hit New York! The second Hurricane Sandy stopped being overly dramatic in a desperate bid for attention, I strapped on my shoes and walked down to Dirt Candy to check out the damage. Fortunately there wasn’t any. No leaks, no explosions, no radioactive mutants squatting in the rubble and killing people for gasoline. Unfortunately, there is also no power and no one is sure when it’s coming back online. Con Edison says that it will be four days, but these are the same people who once told me that my power bill jumped by $2200 in one month because they mis-read my meter, so I’m not sure they’re the best judge of things.

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Since there’s no way to know what’s going on, Dirt Candy is going to be closed for the rest of the week. I’ll still be heading to Austin to do the first vegetarian event ever at the Alamo Drafthouse (full, sense-shattering details here) and we’ll be open again on Tuesday, November 6 unless something bad happens in the interim. But keep your eyes on Facebook, or Twitter, or here, and I’ll let you guys know the second those plans change.

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Of course, tomorrow I also have to head to my storage space on Avenue D, which got something like 4 – 6 feet of water. And my storage unit is in the basement. So it’s not looking good.

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How all my customers look now that we are in the post-apocalyptic future!

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No Dirt Candy for you!

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From August 6 – 11, Dirt Candy will be closed for summer vacation. I’ll have the place up and running again and open for business on Tuesday, August 14, but don’t stop hitting refresh on the blog next week because mighty robots will still be posting updates.

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Summer Break!

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Dirt Candy will be closed from today until June 19th for SUMMER VACATION! It can’t come soon enough. This past month has seen a tidal wave of family problems swallow me and my staff whole, so it’ll be nice to get away and relax.

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See you guys on the 19th!

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It is the Valentine’s Day

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It is Valentine’s Day and while I’m always suspicious of a holiday celebrating a priest who was beaten to death then beheaded, who am I to stand in the way of a national outpouring of love? (On a personal note, I prefer Lupercalia, the pagan holiday that Valentine’s Day replaced, but that’s mostly because its Wikipedia page mentions “shaggy thongs.”)

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Let it never be said that Dirt Candy doesn’t love you!

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Happy Dirt Candy-kah!

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In just 72 hours you will be giving your loved ones gifts and do you really want to run the risk of seeing disappointment in their eyes? The best way to ensure that they are in awe of your gift-purchasing abilities is to give them a Dirt Candy gift certificate. If you need one at the last minute, no problem! We can get it to you, and we sell them in all denominations. In fact, two days ago I sold a gift certificate for $76.85. The only way to get them is to call the restaurant between 10am and 5pm today (Thursday) or tomorrow (Friday) and talk to whoever answers the phone (212-228-7732). I’ll run your credit card and get it out to your loved one ASAP.

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And on that note of holiday cheer, I have a present for all of you who’ve made 2011 so much fun: Dirt Candy’s family photo for the holidays. Note the Christmas sweaters.

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In the back, from left to right: Justyna (my server); Vincent (prep man);
Kristen (server and prep person); Armando (brand new dishwasher).
In the front, from left to right: Travis (my new sous chef); me; and
Danielle (the reigning queen of prep).

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We’re super-thrilled to be welcoming in the New Year, too! Back Street Boys-style!

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Dirt Candy: keeping it street!

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Or maybe you’d prefer it with a little bit more holiday cheer?

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Dirt Candy Christmas

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Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Tomato $13
tomato cake with smoked feta,
yellow tomato leather, herb puree

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll$10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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