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Event Sun Apr 15 2007

Tasty Procrastination

Are you hopelessly behind in getting your taxes ready to file? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And someone wants to help.

Certified public accountant, Martin Kamenski is celebrating the successful first year of his practice in Chicago. And in honor of that milestone, he’ll be setting up shop at two Wicker Park eateries this week to file instant, electronic tax extensions… for free! Escape the wrath of the IRS for at least another month and buy yourself more time to make sure you’ve rounded up, carried all the ones, and that those deductions are, in fact, legit. You gotta love the way accountants celebrate.

On Monday, April 16th, Mr. Kamenski will hold court at Alliance Bakery (1736 W. Division) from 10 AM to 10 PM. (Mmmm, taxes, cappuccinos and croissants. Does it get any better than that?) Then, on Tuesday, April 17th, he’ll be across the street at Mac’s American Restaurant (1801 W. Division) from 10AM to the deadline for individual filing at midnight. (Mmmm, taxes, burgers and beers. I guess it does get better!)

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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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