This week in food blogs:
Eater listed its 38 essential restaurants, with L&B Spumoni Gardens, Diner, and Convivio ceding their spots to Franny’s, Rye, and Balaboosta.
Grub Street wondered: Is Esquire‘s Best New York Restaurants list out of touch? Hello, Lavo?
The Feast rounded up its best bagels that are not suspicious, including Ess-A-Bagel, Russ & Daughters, and H&H.
Diner’s Journal instructed on how to make adobo.
Serious Eats said it liked the dinner menu at Mile End, but suggested you skip the signature smoked meat.
Atlantic Food offered up its 10 favorite hearty winter soup recipes. Black bean and jalapeño, anyone?
Midtown Lunch expressed its condolences over the death of the pop-up phenom that was the Pop Tarts World Café.
Salon Food recalled the days when eating organic wasn’t cool.