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When they're not sipping charcoal, New York's bastion of fashion-y health nuts are likely to be guzzling down beverages made with—wait for it—cheese reduction, commonly known as whey. A new crop of hot eateries—Semilla in Williamsburg, Smith Canteen in Carroll Gardens, and El Rey on the Lower East Side all serve drinks (even soda!) made with that "cloudy, liquid runoff of ricotta, mozzarella and yogurt." Anything for a decent hangover cure, apparently. [T Magazine]