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Posted at 4:22 PM ET, 03/25/2009

Tweet Nothings from Cherry Picks

By Julia Beizer

Cherries may not be in season, but you wouldn't know it from looking at our inboxes. Restaurants around town are offering cherry-themed cocktails and dishes to get into the Cherry Blossom Festival spirit. Every year, the festival hosts Cherry Picks, a press preview for reporters like Fritz and me to check out the cherry-flavored offerings. We'll be twittering from the event this afternoon. 'Cause, you know, why blog when you can micro-blog?

* Julia is car-dancing to Beyonce. 3:55 p.m.
* Beeline to Mie N Yu table for cherry blossom cocktail: grape vodka, plum wine. Pleasantly sour and refreshing. 4:22 p.m.
* Champagne, sake, cherry sorbet: all great on their own, interesting in Palette's cocktail. While sipping, whacked in lip by clump of sorbet. 4:33 p.m.
* Tenpenh's sashimi comes topped with a rolled up wonton. Kinda like a really salty thick potato chip. In a good way. 4:35 p.m.
* Curiously, asia nine's special cherry dishes aren't asian. 4:36 p.m.
* Asia Nine is debuting a cherry caipirinha made with cherry-infused sake. So candy sweet my teeth hurt. 4:41 p.m.
* Tastes like a melted cherry popsicle, that one. Leave it alone. 4:43 p.m.
* Domaso hits it out of the park with a chocolate cherry napoleon. White chocolate mousse . . . Mmm. 4:47 p.m.
* Mysterious spongey substance tops Hudson's dark chocolate dessert. Whatever. Still ate it. 4:52 p.m.

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-- Julia

By Julia Beizer  | March 25, 2009; 4:22 PM ET
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