A pedestrian walks past a closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Seattle. An E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon has sickened nearly two dozen people in the third outbreak of foodborne illness at the popular chain this year. Cases of the bacterial illness were traced to six of the fast-casual Mexican food restaurants, but the company voluntarily closed down 43 of its locations in the two states as a precaution. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

NEW YORK | An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were discovered late […]

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FILE - This June 22, 2005 file photo shows a dessert plate of grilled fruit en papillote at Le Bernardin restaurant in New York. The 2016 Michelin Guide to New York City restaurants differs little from the previous year's edition. The same six restaurants that held three stars in 2015 held on to their honors. Per Se, Masa, Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare retained their top notch status, which they’d already held four years running. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Michelin guides, which cover 24 countries, are considered one of the premier ratings of the restaurant world. Based on the experiences of anonymous inspectors, the guides award ratings of one, two or three stars using criteria including quality of ingredients, mastery of technique, how the chef’s personality is expressed in the food, and consistency.

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AURORA | AROUND TOWN Lone Tree Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest Starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 19, Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8200 Park Meadows Dr., Suite 8222. Free entry. Visit Lone Tree Brewing Company’s Facebook page for more information. Everybody who’s ever murmured “guten tag” or maybe even considered dawning some lederhosen knows that a small army […]

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Associated Press New Orleans reporter Kevin McGill, who both reported on and lived through Hurricane Katrina nearly ten years ago, poses outside the Live Oak Cafe in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ten years ago next Monday, the storm was two days’ past. Whole neighborhoods had all but disappeared under water that was still flowing in through failed levees. Thousands were stranded. No power. No running water. Food and drink in short supply.

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FILE- In this July 16, 2015, file photo, a woman walks out of a Starbucks Coffee with a beverage in hand in New York. Starbucks and Panera are each hyping reformulated versions of their pumpkin spice lattes in a fight to win over fans of the drink in coming weeks. Starbucks Corp. said Monday, Aug. 17, its version of the concoction this year will be made with real pumpkin, and without caramel coloring. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has called the pumpkin spice latte the company’s “most popular seasonal beverage ever.” In late 2013, he said sales of the drink were as strong as ever “despite the proliferation of knockoffs and copycats.” The company even has a Twitter account set up for the drink, which has more than 82,000 followers.

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