East-coast transplants are elevating the Bay Area bagel. [New York Times]
You can certainly get your fill of best-of lists this time of year. Top dishes of 2012 include bialys from NYC’s Hot Bread Kitchen [Serious Eats], Israeli cuisine [Serious Eats], best Shabbat chicken and homemade pop tarts [Nosher].
A post-New Year’s hangover cure: the kosher prairie oyster. [Kosher Nexus].
Kosher cocktail options for New Year’s — including the Sparkling Cosmo. [Kosher Eye]
An easy-to-whip-up recipe for entertaining: fromage fort (all of the best cheeses in one simple dish). [Smitten Kitchen]
Bite-sized cocktail party sweets. [Serious Eats]
Finally, a look at the first food events of the New Year, including the Bay Area Brew Festival. [Epicurious]