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News Thu Jul 19 2007

Thursday Quick Links

• Dish makes the rounds to several new places in Chicago and Evanston.

• I noticed a "coming soon" sign for the Pannenkoeken Cafe in Lincoln Square earlier this week, and so did Mike Sula at the Reader. "Breakfast at 6am, Brunch" says the window. Mmm, early morning Dutch pancakes...

• ...And a block or so south on Western, Chubby Weiners is celebrating its first anniversary with a deal: two hot dogs, fries and a drink for $2.99.

• Speaking of weiners, Travel + Leisure checks off the usual list of hot dog stands, plus Murphy's Red Hots on Belmont just to show they didn't copy everyone else's identical list.

• "Costa Rican burritos are just better." Thus Centerstage's Zinny Fandel praises Irazu's burritos.

• Ukranian Village's Dodo now serves dinner.

The Menupages blog takes a look at its steakhouse reviews and discovers an interesting trend.

• The Stew has a first review of Il Fiasco, another new Italian place in Andersonville.

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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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