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  1. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Octopus in New YorkThe hearty seafood option is ubiquitous — these are the versions that manage to stand out from the pack.
  2. Fish Stories
    First Fukushima Fish Sold Since Japanese Nuclear MeltdownRadiation levels were so low in the octopus and snails that they were barely detectable.
  3. Punk Rock
    Is Octopus the Punkest Seafood?Jamie Bissonnette thinks so.
  4. Quote of the Day
    How Jonathan Gold Sleeps After Eating Live OctopusThe Pulitzer prize winner claims to have done a “f–k of a lot” of reading on the creatures.
  5. Openings
    What to Eat at The Lazy Ox Canteen, Opening Tomorrow DowntownChef Centeno is back with a new Downtown restaurant.
  6. Mediavore
    Franklin Becker to Replace Gary Robins at Sheridan Square; Octopus Abounds onPlus a man finds a knife in his Subway sandwich, a cookbook conspiracy, and more, in our morning news digest.
  7. Mediavore
    Tom Carvel’s Mysterious Death; Tom Valenti’s Awesome Uptown DigsThe old technique of force-feeding geese with a metal tube was the evil secret behind foie gras. Now there’s a new, gentler method: force-feeding them with a rubber tube. [NYT] Tom Carvel’s niece is convinced that her uncle, the late custard king, was murdered, and she wants his body exhumed. [The Journal News] Ouest chef Tom Valenti shows his museumlike 157th Street apartment to the world. [NYP]