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Valentine's Day donuts return at Krispy Kreme

Valentine's Day donuts return at Krispy Kreme

(WXIA) -- Atlanta-area Krispy Kreme donut shops will celebrate Valentine's Day with five limited edition pastries.

The new donuts will be available Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 15. They include a sprinkled heart, a chocolate iced heart, donuts in X and O shapes, and the new Luv Bug, a creme-filled donut topped with red and chocolate icing and a sugar ladybug face.

Visit krispykreme.com for more information and to find a location.

Chipotle pulls pork from menu after animal welfare audit

Chipotle pulls pork from menu after animal welfare audit

NEW YORK -- Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.

Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the Mexican food chain, told The Associated Press it's the first time the company stopped serving a topping for its burritos and bowls. He said Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores.

In New York City on Tuesday, a sign on the door of a Chipotle location stated, "SORRY, NO CARNITAS."

Arnold declined to specify the nature of the supplier's violation. But with pork, he said the most notable demand Chipotle makes of its suppliers is that pigs are raised in humane conditions.

Zagat names Atlanta's 'Most Hotly Anticipated' restaurants

Zagat names Atlanta's 'Most Hotly Anticipated' restaurants

ATLANTA -- Zagat has compiled what the restaurant guide says are its "Most Hotly Anticipated" restaurants opening in Atlanta in 2015. The restaurants include new projects by popular Atlanta chefs and expansions of restaurants popular outside of Georgia.

Zagat says that with Krog Street Market "mostly" up and running, Ponce City Market is the next big milestone in the city. Zagat is looking forward to restaurants that will open there starting this spring and then staggered throughout the year. Highlights according to Zagat: a new spot from chef Hector Santiago, an Atlanta outpost of Minero (Charleston chef Sean Brock's Mexican restaurant), an H&F Burger location and a seafood-focused eatery from Anne Quatrano, among others.

Other anticipated openings include:

'Top Chef' winner Kristen Kish among headliners at Taste of Atlanta

'Top Chef' winner Kristen Kish among headliners at Taste of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Taste of Atlanta makes its gourmet return to Midtown at Tech Square on Oct. 24-26, and it’s serving up more than just phenomenal food.

Local and nationally-acclaimed chefs -- including Kristen Kish, season 10 winner of Bravo’s "Top Chef"; restaurateur Ron Eyester of The Family Dog, Rosebud and Diner; Jay Swift of 4th & Swift; Shaun Whitmer of The Albert; and Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar Brewpub -- will roll up their sleeves and spill the beans behind their culinary master minds.

On Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, The Chef’s Table and The Kitchen Workshop cooking stages will offer attendees the chance to take epicurean arts into their own hands with direction from none other than the pros! With more than a dozen interactive demos and seminars spread throughout the weekend, attendees of all ages will be whipping up five star recipes like master chefs in no time!

Taste of Atlanta offers 'pop-up' discounted tickets

Taste of Atlanta offers 'pop-up' discounted tickets

ATLANTA -- Food lovers hungry for a bargain are in for a big surprise. Taste of Atlanta, which is gearing up for its gourmet return to Midtown at Tech Square Oct. 24 – 26, will host special “Pop-Up” ticket sales with $5 off all purchases at select restaurants leading up to the festival. The first 10 purchases at each restaurant location will also receive a complimentary second ticket, as part of a “Buy One, Get One Free” deal.

Discounted tickets will be available at:

* Thursday, Oct. 16: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Family Dog (1402 North Highland Avenue)
* Wednesday, Oct. 22: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at South Main Kitchen (9 South Main Street, Alpharetta)
* Thursday, Oct. 23: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Table at Ten (990 Piedmont Avenue)

Ponce de Leon Zesto closing

Ponce de Leon Zesto closing

ATLANTA -- The Zesto Drive-In restaurant at 544 Ponce de Leon Avenue will close its doors Sept. 20 after 60 years in business.

The Livaditis family sold the property to an undisclosed buyer, according to Zesto’s website.

The restaurant opened at the spot on Ponce in 1954 and sold only ice cream. The small original walk-up building was razed and rebuilt in 1991. The building, which features a classic diner look, earned the Atlanta Urban Design Commission’s Award for Architectural Excellence in 1991, and has been seen in many TV shows and commercials and feature movies since.

The other five Zesto locations around metro Atlanta will remain open.

Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin doughnuts for fall

Krispy Kreme offers pumpkin doughnuts for fall

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is now selling two pumpkin doughnuts, just in time for fall.

Both pastries will be available through Thursday, Nov. 27:

Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut: A moist old-fashioned pumpkin spice-flavored cake doughnut coated in Krispy Kreme's signature glaze.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Doughnut: A yeast shell with pumpkin cheesecake filling, topped with cream cheese icing and a gingersnap cookie crumble.

Krispy Kreme will also sell a pumpkin spice latte that can be served both hot or on ice.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.