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Store Sat Mar 24 2007

Logan Square Grocery Store Update

When the Cub Foods on Elston closed late last year, a crucial point was lost in the "Lifestyle Scalene Triangle" that consisted of Target, Home Depot, and the heralded strip mall that housed Cub. Where else could I get a six-month supply of paper towels, a gallon of paint, and the ingredients for a chicken parmigiana meal in such a small distance? Word on the street is that Strack and Van Til, an Indiana-based grocery store chain, hopes to be opening in the former Cub space at 2627 North Elston by April 1.

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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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