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Zabar's Black and White Cookie: Despite having lived / been around in NYC for most of my life, I had not had a Black and White cookie until this week. I learned from Wikipedia that there are at least two styles of Black and White cookies; a dense shortbread base is common in NYC, while a more cake-like base with frosting is more likely to be found in Central New York. Zabar's is the latter, with a sizable diameter and soft, moist-enough cake base with a generous spread of chocolate and vanilla frosting, split evenly down the center. It was like a much better, but still very sweet, version of a cupcake. Reasonably priced at $2.50, especially given the size. The main problem with it is is that Zabar's is so far away, in the Upper West Side, that I will probably never get a chance to eat it again. 4.0/5.0

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