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Restaurant Mon Jul 16 2007

A Little Restaurant News

• The West Loop Wishbone — or possibly its valet service — was picketed by the Teamsters last week for allegedly paying substandard wages and benefits.

The Food Chain reports that the sadly departed Meyer Delicatessen's Lincoln Square storefront will soon be filled by Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen. They hope to be open by the holidays, and they're leaving the classic Meyer neon sign intact.

• The second of many more planned Pollo Camperos has opened, at the slightly-more-convenient-for-northsiders 4830 N. Pulaski. Fried chicken fans who haven't tried this Guatemalan import owe it to themselves to make a pilgrimage.

• The waitstaff and bartenders at Kuma's Corner are donating their entire salary and tips on July 27 to the preservation of the Wicker Park Dog Park. What better time to eat one of the city's best burgers?

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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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