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Antico owner hopes to create Atlanta's own Little Italy

Antico owner hopes to create Atlanta's own Little Italy

ATLANTA -- New York, Boston, San Francisco all have their own Little Italy to grab pizza, pasta and cannolis. Little by little, a local businessman has been trying to create that same culture in Atlanta.

Pizza is in Giovanni Di Palma's DNA.

"This isn't something you can learn in cooking school," he said.

Zagat's called Antico Pizza the best in the country. The Food Network ranked Antico as the best ever.

In 2009, Gio bought the former French bakery on the Westside.

"This place was for sale, the economy was terrible, this neighborhood was not good," he said.

His son helped him remove layers of graffiti and fix the dilapidated building.

Word spread, organically, and night after night, year after year, Atlantans have been packing the Hemphill pizzeria.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

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.