Mixing Bowl: New Year's Edition

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East-coast transplants are elevating the Bay Area bagel. [New York Times]

Check out a menu preview (with schmaltz and rye noodles!) for much-anticipated Ivan Ramen , coming to the Lower East Side from Jewish ramen whiz Ivan Orkin. [Eater]

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]

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