The Week in Food Blogs: Secret Restos, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Stinky Subways


This week in food blogs:

Eater offered its guide to “secret” restaurants and dining rooms in the city, including the famed third floor at the Spotted Pig.

Grub Street gave us eight new rules for dining out in the age of scruff, addressing the prickly issue of communal tables.

Serious Eats listed its 10 favorite ice cream sandwiches in the city.

The Food Section noticed that the U.K. is now growing olives. Thank you, global warming!

Chowhound asked, “Why do Subway restaurants smell awful?” We were just wondering that same exact thing.

The Feast expressed its love for La Colombe’s new Pure Black cold-brewed coffee.

The Daily Meal checked out three beloved New York vegan bakeries.

Food Republic looked at five controversial food laws, like Arizona’s “Ban of the Happy Meal Ban.”

Midtown Lunch profiled our own Lauren Shockey, author of the recently released Four Kitchens.

Zagat Buzz unearthed five gnarly drinks at barbecue restaurants. Swamp Water, anyone?