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Zagat’s spotlight burns too bright, etiquette lessons and a few hot trends for fall

The celebration might have been short-lived for 50 New York City eateries that made Zagat’s most-popular list. The U.S. attorney for Manhattan announced that his office will review all 50 to ensure they comply with accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

Are you in love with Shake Shack burgers but wonder whether they would be even better with cheese fries or a double patty, if only it were on the menu? The Daily Meal clued us in on how to order from the popular New York chain’s secret menu.

Some questions of etiquette

Jonathan Kauffman advised novice wine drinkers on how to avoid looking — and feeling — foolish when approving a bottle or signing off on the first sip.

Helena Echlin served tips on how to act when you’re at a communal table, an age-old tradition that is seeing something of a renaissance, even if Zagat called it one of the most annoying trends.

Speaking of trends …

Details shared some of the best places to try trendy black beer, while Time Out New York listed eateries that are warming up the autumn menu with fare fresh from a wood-fired grill.

Also this week: Chow named the 10 college towns with the worst food and gave five reasons your customers have a right to complain.

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