Today’s Times Dining section previews New York’s fall restaurant openings. In a sidebar writer Melissa Clark singles out some notable blips on Chicago’s dining horizon and magically manages to avoid using the word “gastropub” to describe Paul Kahan’s sweatily anticipated Fulton Market “restaurant with a long beer list.” 

In other news: 

An object lesson in overeager brand expansion: local Krispy Kreme franchisees file for bankrupcy. (Tribune)

“Beer Hunter” Michael Jackson has gone to the great brewpub in the sky. (h/t the Stew) 

What happens if you smoke it? Microwave popcorn may cause lung damage. (h/t Chow)