Krispy Kreme in Midtown (Courtesy Google)
Krispy Kreme in Midtown (Courtesy Google)

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has purchased the Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown, according to a report from What Now Atlanta. A landmark for more than 60 years, O’Neal will also become the “global spokesman” for the doughnut-maker.

City Winery at Ponce City Market is now hosting brunch service each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu will feature unique twists on brunch dishes including shrimp ‘n grits, buttermilk fried chicken, breakfast burritos and omelets. For more information, visit

Atlanta’s TWO. urban licks has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of 200 greatest restaurants around the globe. “This is the restaurant that kicked off the New American trend in Atlanta. Favorites include the salmon chips, topped with fresh smoked salmon, capers, red onions, and a dab of chipotle cream cheese; the brisket-filled empanadas; the scallops and grits; and the rotisserie chicken with mac ’n’ cheese. Sit outside for a view of the downtown Atlanta skyline,” says Conde Nast Cherae Robinson.

One. midtown kitchen pastry chef Danielle Smathers represented Atlanta at the Sweetest Chefs of the South showcase in Mississippi last month. Smathers won “Most Creative” for her Thai Basil Lemon Curt Tartlet.

Beer From Here Brew Tours is now offering public and private tours to the metro’s breweries and brewpubs. The company offers curated tours and has a fleet of vehicles that accommodate private rentals ranging from 4 people to 55 people on a single vehicle. For more information, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.