Damn, what a crazy month it’s been. Hurricane Sandy kicked things off on a somber note, ripping up the eastern seaboard and leaving a trail of destruction—and ailing restaurants—in its wake. Next, Pete Wells of the New York Times whipped up a media frenzy with his ferocious takedown of Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar. And then, of course, there’s was Thanksgiving feasting, and the beginning of the most decadent time of the year.

In between all that, we tried to keep things interesting here at First We Feast, charging full-speed ahead at the topics other food sites are scared to cover—you know, like breastaurants, rappers who own restaurants, and the best things to eat at the Cheesecake Factory.

So in case you missed our most popular stories—as determined by that great tool of democracy, web traffic—we’ve rounded them up for you here. Enjoy, and see you in December!