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Publication Thu Jun 28 2007

Shout out to the Weiner's Circle

In this week's New York Times Dining and Wine section, food writer Alex Witchel pays hommage to the late-night institution on Clark Street, describing her love of the Char Polish. She claims that only at the Weiner's Circle can she relive the barbecues of her youth, during which hot dogs were burned to a crisp on the grates of her family's grill. She does, however, refer to the peppers and celery salt typically served on top of the dog as "that Chicago nonsense." After all, every New Yorker has a serious inferiority complex.

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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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