03/26/14 9:00am

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The line that has started to form at the Cupcake ATM

Have you ever  roamed the streets late at night craving a sweet–perhaps only a freshly baked cupcake will do–to no avail? There is now a solution to this conundrum! Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills based cupcake chain, just opened up a Cupcake ATM at a New York City location on the Upper East Side. We took a little trip yesterday to see if it lived up to the hype.

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03/13/14 2:00pm

Winter may theoretically be coming to a close but it isn’t spring just yet, and we still have a couple more days of the biting wind. We think the best way to savor these last few days of chilliness is with a warm pie— sweet or savory (or both!). Check out these five locations for outstanding pie, and get ready to treat yourself on the upcoming Pi Day!

1. Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Four-And-Twenty-Blackbirds-Pie-Shop-BrooklynImage via Four & Twenty Blackbirds

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03/13/14 9:00am

Food Gallery-Angry Chicken-One Dollar Beer-Koreatown-NYCPhoto by Steven Ling

Angry Chicken in the Koreatown Food Gallery is offering $1 beers! For the low price, you get either a pint of Killian’s or Coor’s. Untapped Cities reader Steven Ling writes, “Unbelievable. Find of the century in Manhattan.” He adds that the beers actually cost $0.92 plus 8 cents tax. He bought three and gave one away to a stranger.

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03/05/14 3:00pm

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Broad City is a new and quirky show on Comedy Central that documents the lives of 20-somethings Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer who are living on their own in Brooklyn, making the most of their post-graduate lives. The show is filmed throughout the city, playing on stereotypes of neighborhoods as well as the personalities embodied by their residents. Check out this list of a few awesome locations from the first six episodes of Broad City. (more…)

03/04/14 11:00am

OatMeals-Greenwich-Village-NYCImage via OatMeals

Tucked away in a residential building in Greenwich Village, this gourmet eatery will make you reconsider everything you know about oatmeal. Opened in 2012, OatMeals is the world’s first oatmeal bar and serves 100% natural, whole grain steel cut oats. We’re not talking about a soggy, microwave-nuked morning snack—OatMeals takes its oats very seriously and uses highest quality ingredients.  (more…)

03/03/14 10:00am

Before the spring arrives (which we are all anticipating), there are still a few fun activities to enjoy while we wait. Namely, drinking plenty of tasty hot chocolate! So to get you through these last few weeks of winter, we’ve compiled a carefully curated list of the best hot cocoas to check out in the city. We had such a tough time “researching” for this, but hey, someone had to do it.

1. Max Brenner, Union Square

Max Brenner hot chocolate spots NYC Untapped CitiesPhoto via Max Brenner’s Facebook page

Owner Max Brenner got his start in Israel with his 10 retail shops that quickly grew into a chocolate empire and his Union Square establishment in 2006. Wanting his customers to experience his chocolate using all five senses, Max masked his restaurants in bright colors, menu items like Mexican spicy hot chocolate, chocolate chunk pizza and waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder.  (more…)