Fall is here! Apples are ready for the picking, and cozying up with a book has never sounded better. Picked a plethora of apples but don’t know what to do with all of them? We have a guide for that. Looking for a nice fall read? We have a book for that. Looking for new Brooklyn restaurants to try? We have a cheat sheet for that. We also have a handy hack for you to keep your steamed dumplings all fall long. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. These 65 amazing restaurants should be reason enough to venture out to Brooklyn.
  2. We all know red and green Thai curry, but what about khao soi? Kaeng kua? Get to know them.
  3. You want steamed dumplings, but you don’t have a bamboo steamer. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.
  4. Sandwiches are all at once humble and magnificent. Here are our 10 fall favorites.
  5. What happens when the famed Scotch egg meets the famed Indian onion bhaji? Snack time.
  6. NYC’s restaurant scene is cutthroat. Karen Stabiner follows chef Jonah Miller and his experience in Generation ChefRead the fifth chapter here.
  7. Our quest to find great vegetarian options in Central America brings us to Nicaragua.
  8. Maine is the land of sustainable lobster, and that’s something we can all cheer for.
  9. Which apples are best for pies? Salads? What about just eating raw? Here’s an illustrated guide that’ll let you know.
  10. The highball isn’t treated with the same respect in the U.S. as it is in Japan. It’s time that changed.