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Restaurant Sat Jul 14 2007

Vegging with Bagel Sandwich at Half and Half

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It seemed like a bad day for the man behind Half and Half's counter who spilt my bowl of granola as he poured it - and a temporary disappointment for me because it was the last of it. Without that though, I might never have tried one of their vibrant bagel sandwiches. A week later, I still remember the crunch of an everything bagel contrasting well against the soft hummus that coated it. In the filling, wedges of avocado came tender and ripe, a tomato thin and juicy, cucumber fresh and crisp, and slices of red onions shaved thin enough to impart just a fraction of the usual raw onion smack. I drank my coffee outside in the sidewalk section that, this year, has expanded to wrap around the building towards the Blue Line entrance at Damen. The train, three bus routes passing by, and a mix of hype make the location quite busy and ripe for people watching. Many pedestrians and bicyclists converge here.

1560 N. Damen, (773) 489-6220

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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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