Oyster Season Returns; Keeping Kosher in Religiously Diverse Brooklyn

October brings the return of oyster season. The different varieties get their tastes from the water where they're grown, as opposed to the oyster itself. [Wall Street Journal]

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival kicked off yesterday and runs through October 10, primarily in the Meatpacking District and DUMBO. [FOXNews]

The Michelin and Zagat guides came out on the same day. But which one carries more weight here in America? [Wall Street Journal]

Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban of soda from the food-stamp program faces hurdles -- namely, the changing of the wording of the 1977 food-stamp law. [NY Times]

Frank Bruni delves into the world of kosher and religiously diverse restaurants in Brooklyn. [T Magazine]

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