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Atlanta's 25 Most Iconic Dishes

Atlanta's 25 Most Iconic Dishes

ATLANTA -- Eater.com has compiled a list of what the food website says are must-try items for residents and out-of-town guests.

"From frozen pops to double-decker burgers, relatively new to old standbys, these are the 25 most iconic dishes in the city," the website says.

The list features, in alphabetical order by restaurant:

Inferno
Ammazza, 591 Edgewood Avenue
A pizza with "spicy sopressata, house mozzarella, calabria peppers and basil"

Ghetto Burger
Ann's Snack Bar, 1615 Memorial Drive
Eater.com describes the dish as "a double cheeseburger with bacon, grilled onions, ketchup, mustand and chili"

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.

Suit filed in Jacksonville against Jimmy John's, alleging unfair labor practices

Suit filed in Jacksonville against Jimmy John's, alleging unfair labor practices

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- A federal class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla., against Jimmy John's, alleging that the sandwich chain illegally underpaid assistant store managers throughout the country.

According to the complaint, "Regardless of the number of hours worked, Jimmy John's fails to pay [assistant store managers] any overtime compensation."

The chain has 24 metro Atlanta stores.

The company requires assistant store managers to perform food preparation and provide customer service as their primary duty, but classifies them as "executives" exempt from the overtime pay provisions, the lawsuit alleges.

Room & Board to introduce fall collection with Tupelo Honey Cafe

Room & Board to introduce fall collection with Tupelo Honey Cafe

ATLANTA -- On October 18-19, Room & Board will host a festive open house weekend introducing its new fall accessories collection.

To add to the festivities, Chef Brian Sonoskus from the iconic Tupelo Honey Cafe will be in the showroom Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to lead a cooking demonstration and sign copies of the restaurant’s cookbook, New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tupelo Honey Cafe, based in North Carolina, is set to open its first Georgia location in Sandy Springs next year. Attendees will savor sips and snacks inspired by the cookbook and be among the first to explore the new American-made accessories collection.

Room & Board is located in the Westside Provisions District at 1170 Howell Mill Road in northwest Atlanta. The open house is free and open to the public.

September is National Biscuit Month

September is National Biscuit Month

ATLANTA -- National Guacamole Day came and went without much fuss. National Junk Food Day just made us roll our eyes. But, National Biscuit Month? We're in the South, where REAL biscuits are made. We can't in good conscience ignore this month of delicious fluffiness.

The Flying Biscuit Café is celebrating the month by spilling their secret recipe. The 20th Anniversary Cookbook includes 100 recipes with favorites from the cafe and winners from local fans.

The Flying Biscuit Café will also be awarding free biscuits for one year to one customer in each of the Flying Biscuit Café's 13 locations. A total of 13 copies of The Flying Biscuit Café 20th Anniversary Cookbook purchased in-store will include a Golden Biscuit Ticket, awarding a year's supply of biscuits to a lucky customer in each of the communities The Flying Biscuit Café serves.

Restaurant brokers to speak in Atlanta

Restaurant brokers to speak in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two restaurant industry experts are scheduled to speak at two Atlanta coffee shops this month.

Eric and Robin Gagnon are the authors of Appetite for Acquisition, a guide to buying existing restaurants.

According to the Gagnons' publisher, Tate Publishing, six out of every 10 startup restaurants fail. Appetite for Acquisition claims to provide wannabe restaurateurs with the tools that lead to more profit and a better return on investment.

The Gagnons will be at Inman Perk on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., and at Octane Coffee's west Midtown location on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1  p.m. to 3 p.m.

Inman Perk is located at 240 North Highland Avenue, while Octane's address is 1009 Marietta Street NW.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA –- More than 90 of Atlanta’s most notable and on-the-rise restaurants have signed on to participate in this year’s Taste of Atlanta, which will take place October 24-26 in Midtown at Tech Square.

With eateries featured from both inside and outside the Perimeter, festival-goers will be able to savor truly authentic flavors that represent every corner of the city.

New this year, to help attendees pinpoint their local favorites or discover new dining treasures during Taste of Atlanta, the festival will take food lovers on a culinary tour through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.