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Publication Thu Jun 21 2007

I Scream! You Scream!

Time Out's feature this week? Ice cream! The issue includes reviews of different locations to find the icy treat and its variations in the Chicagoland area, as well as homages to Chicagoisms (the Chicago hot dog, an Ann Sather cinnamon bun, etc.) as expressed by ice cream and a review of five different ice cream makers, which I feel is a must-have for the summer.

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Mr. Smith / June 21, 2007 10:38 AM

Thanks for the link, Meghan.

Also, we're running a Web-only feature for the next month where readers can vote for their favorite frozen treats in the city. The choices start with a Sweet 16 and will eventually be narrowed down to one ultimate winner. It's like March Madness. Except in June. And with ice cream. And no shot clock.

Scott, Web Editor, TOC

Zanzibar fan / June 21, 2007 5:06 PM

TOC editor:

I'm shocked that Sweet Occasions isn't on your list of ice cream places to vote for. You've obviously not had their Zanzibar chocolate ice cream...

Not to mention that 3 of the 4 venues we can vote for are not even located IN Chicago, despite stating that "readers can vote for their favorite frozen treats in the city."

Very strange.

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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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