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News Tue May 22 2007

Opening Now and In the Future

I've been saving up some of the opening announcements and coming-soon sign observations we've seen recently.

• Not sure if it's a sign of gentrification quite yet, but a Starbucks opened up at Howard and Western this weekend. The Dunkin Donuts across the street matched it giant inflatable coffeecup for giant inflatable coffeecup.

Whole Foods Boystown is close to opening; job fairs for the Halsted and Waveland store start June 13.

• The long-anticipated Crust, America's first certified all-organic restaurant, is scheduled to open this Thursday. Expect a mob scene.

Sweet Occasions will be opening a new shop at Bryn Mawr and Kenmore in mid-June. The new location will have party rooms in the basement.

Stella Espresso is slowly coming together at 1259 W. Devon, aiming for a late June opening. Follow its development and the owners' feelings about coffee on their blog.

Veggie Bite, the South Side vegan fast food joint, plans to open a location near Clark and Diversy later this summer.

• Evanstonians may be interested in Uber Burger, which opened Monday; LTH has the opening moment review.

• Heather Shouse at Time Out has the first review of Cordis Brothers Supper Club. Don't know why we didn't notice this sooner: the Cordis Brothers also own Lincoln Park's Wise Fools Pub.

Vella Cafe, the eagerly anticipated restaurant from Green City Market and Kitchen Chicago veterans Melissa Yen and Sara Voden, opened last week. Reviews are pretty positive so far.

• Zagat Buzz has an extended list of June openings in the city and suburbs.

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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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