The Great Bagel Debate, Redux; How to Open an Oyster; Beer!
It's prime oyster-eating season (or so <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/food/2006/12/new_york_oysters_are_fat_and_s.html">we've told you</a>); this illustrated guide on opening the bivalves comes at exactly the right time. [<a href="http://www.chow.com/stories/10360">Chow</a>]
The <em>Times</em> throws readers a handful of Flushing restaurant picks, solid as far as it goes. (Rob and Robin's <a href="http://nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeats/12315/index.html">guide to Flushing's Prince Street</a> went further.) [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/dining/10rest.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin">NYT</a>]
A debate on the relative merits of <a href="http://www.chowhound.com/topics/238271">Queens </a>and <a href="http://www.chowhound.com/topics/349824">Brooklyn</a> bagels. [Chowhound]