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NYC’s Top-Rated Cupcake; Zeta-Jones Doesn’t Care About Cooking

Sugar Sweet Sunshine comes out on top of Zagat’s new survey of the city’s top cupcakes. [NYP] No Reservations had a $10,000-a-week food budget and in Catherine Zeta-Jones a star with zero interest in cooking: “I mean, if I was playing a brain surgeon, could I actually do brain surgery?” [Entertainment Weekly] There are now the same number of Dallas cooks as New Yorkers on Top Chef. [Dallas Morning News] Related: ‘Top Chef’ Non-Winner Lia on What Went Wrong

Trans-Fat Ban: The Restaurants at Risk

Where would we be without trans fats? The joys of margarine and shortening know no end in New York. Few restaurants care to admit to using it. But going by our taste buds and instinct for human nature, we've got ten educated guesses at great local restaurants with foods containing the magical substance. None of these dishes would be the same with replacement fat: It would be better to stop serving them entirely. But a ban poses more risk to the business of some restaurants than others, of course. A RUB without the deep-fried Oreos would still be the city's best barbecue, but if the Arepa Lady had to spray Pam on her griddle, even her cult might disband.