A Japanese Gastropub and Other Openings; KFC's New Recipe Tastes Like Chicken

• More on "Japanese gastropub" Zenkichi, Lower East Side brick-oven pizzeria Cronkite, and others; Antoine Bouterin packs it in. [NYT]

• Taste-testers prefer trans-fat-free KFC. [NYDN]

• Cuozzo presses Michael Lomonaco for 9/11 memories, likes the drapes at his new place. [NYP]

• Guss's in a legal pickle. [NYP]

• Patsy's, too, fights for its name. [NYS]

• Park Slope sandwich and gelato spot Tempo Presto's latest locale. [NYS]

• Vendy victor is doing brisk business. [NYDN]

• Emily Sprissler blows the whistle on "rat-trap" conditions (and Padma's cellulite) on the "Top Chef" set. [Chow]