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City Orchard and Hugs and Donut collaborated while making a apple cider donut, which is available through the month of November. (City Orchard Instagram photo)

By Zarah Parker

The Sawyer Yards cider outpost, City Orchard, 1201 Oliver St., teamed up with Heights shop Hugs and Donuts, 1901 N. Shepherd Dr., to make apple cider donuts.For the donuts, the cidery uses its Young Cider, which uses apple juice that has been only fermented a week. They are available at City Orchard every Saturday and Sunday throughout November and at Hugs and Donuts daily.Cookie milkshake matchupThere’s a new milkshake at The Burger Joint, 2002 N. Shepherd Dr.During November, The Burger Joint will be selling the Couch Potato Milkshake, which is in collaboration with Fluff Bake Bar, 1701 W. 15th St., and its popular cookie, the Couch Potato.Fluff’s Couch Potato cookie dough is whipped into the milkshake.For each milkshake sold, $1 will be donated to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry.Valencia’s Garage opens in Oak ForestThe newest Tex-Mex destination in Oak Forest, Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage, is now open.The restaurant at 2001 W. 34th St., opened at the end of October and is headed by brother-sister duo Ricardo Valencia and Vienna Valencia Bement, who attended Waltrip High School.Valencia’s is the team’s revival in the Houston restaurant scene after selling six Houston-area locaitons of Cyclone Anaya’s, which was founded by their parents.Snap Kitchen closes Heights locationSnap Kitchen, a retailer for healthy prepared meals, closed 14 stores across Texas, including its Heights location at 250 W. 20th St., on Nov. 6.Snap Kitchen will shift focus to online retail while keeping one Houston store open, the location at 3600 Kirby Dr.

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