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Restaurant Fri Jun 29 2007

Cinnful Coco Pecans, Cherries and a Sandwich @ Fox & Obel

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Fun at Fox & Obel's cafe comes in various forms. You might enjoy their Harvest Vegetarian sandwich, a hummus and avocado combo on multigrain with tomato, mushroom, cucumber, spinach and shaved red onion. The most enjoyment I had though was from eating food on the patio cafe that I'd already purchased inside. Juicy fresh cherries from the produce section are bright. The candy-like crunch of "cinnful coco pecans" from the they-serve-you bulk section is especially tasty. At a hefty $14.99 per pound of the nuts, a $4 snackful is all you need. You can watch the buses go by for free.

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Rosie / June 30, 2007 12:00 PM

Though the pecans were outrageously good, I have to say I enjoyed the cherries best. They were plump with dark juice and firm, shiny and sweet. Chris failed to mention the cucumber gazpacho, which was heavy on the cumin. It was blended a little too thin, but the whipped avocado on top was an impressive finsih. Being a local in such a tourist-laden area was fun!

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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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