City Fears Unflaky Pie Crusts, Turns to Whoppers and Whiskey

The city bans trans fats from restaurants, despite the fact that nobody minds the stuff, the industry is against the regulations, and New Yorkers stand to lose their flaky pie crusts. (NYT)

McDonald's, meanwhile, donates $2 million to childhood-obesity research. (Nation's Restaurant News)

And hackers bust open Burger King's free Whopper offer. (A Hamburger Today)

More women are hitting the hard stuff. (NYDN)

In a champagne-and-caviar matchup, fired Gilt chef Paul Liebrandt will consult for Stephen Starr, the mogul behind Buddakan and Morimoto. (Snack)