Billy’s Bakery Closes in Nolita; at Last, Bialys Explained

Billy's Bakery, the self-styled forties sweets shop, has shuttered its Elizabeth Street location. But you don't have to mourn the loss over one of the dozens of gourmet cupcake shops in New York: Just head to Billy's other locations in Tribeca or Chelsea. [Bowery Boogie]

Say it to yourself: "This is not a bagel!" Such is the first step to encountering the bialy in its own right. The onion-stuffed baked good seems on the verge of extinction, but chef Elizabeth Falkner shows you how to spot an imposter and provides a home-style recipe. [Food Republic]

The SKINnY is getting wider: The LES bar is taking over the space next door. [Bowery Boogie]

Watch New York Times editor Sam Sifton deep-fry a turkey and learn the recipe, from his forthcoming Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well. [Bon Appétit]

Nicoletta's pizza may have been widely panned, but Michael White's joint is now serving a killer-looking lasagna, in limited quantities, so hurry. [NicolettaNYC/Twitter]