The Week in Food Blogs: NYC Alternatives to Popular Fast-Food Chains; the Best Hamantaschen for Purim




This week in food blogs:

Eater named 10 NYC alternatives to America’s favorite chain restaurants. Um, we’ll take Shopsin’s over Jack in the Box any day.

Grub Street pondered why we’re such gluttons for punishment at crowded, wildly popular restaurants.

Diner’s Journal offered advice on how to incorporate roots and tubers into your risotto.

Atlantic Life penned an ode to Irish soda bread (even if it’s cake).

Midtown Lunch got the scoop on the flood that soaked Food Gallery 32.

Serious Eats rounded up the best hamantaschen in Queens, just in time for Purim this weekend.

Epicurious listed six things to know about Irish whiskey.