The Great Bagel Debate, Redux; How to Open an Oyster; Beer!

It's prime oyster-eating season (or so we've told you); this illustrated guide on opening the bivalves comes at exactly the right time. [Chow]

The Times throws readers a handful of Flushing restaurant picks, solid as far as it goes. (Rob and Robin's guide to Flushing's Prince Street went further.) [NYT]

A debate on the relative merits of Queens and Brooklyn bagels. [Chowhound]

Cravings provides a typically eclectic holiday-food shopping guide, with some help from the Hungry Cabbie. [Cravings]

The annual rollout of specialty beers, covered here in exhaustive detail [NYDN]

Twelve top choices for online chocolate shopping. [Ed Levine Eats]