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News Sun Mar 18 2007

Mourn You 'Til I Join You, Ambria

My bud Phil Vettel reports in today's Tribune that after nearly 30 years of being the pinnacle of upscale Lincoln Park dining, Ambria is closing at the end of June. Before you bust out your Smiths compilation and sit weeping in a dark room, word is that the space may be taken over by a new establishment headed by Laurent Gras, a culinary rock star who has worked with Alain Ducasse and Mario Batali. Which means that this guy may start sleeping with one eye open soon.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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