This Grub Street recounting of a week in the diet of novelist and Good contributor Gary Shteyngart is charming enough, but for some reason we can't take our eyes off the photo. Shown eating breakfast at LES staple Brown, Shteyngart appears to be almost unhinging his jaw to devour one forkful; girlfriend Mabel Hwang prepares to hand off a bolus of lox as the next delicacy. Not as glamorous as some tableaux, but still one for the archives.

Novelist Gary Shteyngart Scarfs Lox, Philosophizes Over Spinach [Grub Street]