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“A friend who writes for television says her writers’ room has an expression for any trite, overly familiar idea — basically, anything that feels too much like TV. She calls ideas like that “tied with a chive,” after those inane bundles of green beans that caterers used to serve. Something that is tied with a chive is manipulated in order to express elegance and care, but in fact only communicates their absence. That’s how I feel about most of the sundaes in New York now.”

See the rest of this somewhat deflating grumble about un-inspired ice cream confections here: This Ice Cream Sundae Must Be Stopped!

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