09/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Living Without Abundant Tomatoes

Customers keep going into Applewood, a restaurant in Park Slope, and asking for a tomato martini. The drink, made with onion-infused vodka, muddled tomatoes, basil and olive juice, has always been a summer favorite. But not this year. There just aren't enough good tomatoes, said chef and co-owner David Shea.

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