The Interstitial Xmas/New Year Roundup

Anna of True Thai’s crocodile Christmas story, a review of pizza at Pairings, the Star Tribune reports booming sales at the Four Firkins, a look at the newly opened Five Guys in Duluth, Mecca’s year in review (part 4) and best restaurants of the decade, a comically anthropomorphized smoked mackerel, raw milk lovers are joining forces in Wisconsin, Cheese & Champagne adores Hook’s 15-year cheddar, an endorsement of Crapola Granola, why Kabobs Indian is the best lunch deal in downtown Minneapolis, and Aaron samples pizza at Glaciers Cafe.