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Thursday, February 22

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Restaurant Mon Sep 10 2007

Anyone try out the new Panenkoeken Cafe?

As per our usual Sunday mornings, my spouse and I went out for brunch. We tried to hit up the newly-opened Pannenkoeken Cafe (4757 N. Western Ave), but found a crowd gathered on the sidewalk. It was 10 a.m., so we expected nothing different, but when we asked how long the wait was we were told, not one hour, forty-five minutes, or a half hour, but "quite a while." I suppose that being so new, they're unable to make those sorts of determinations, yet.

We were starving (one can only go for so long on two big cups of coffee), so we walked over to Café Selmarie instead, where we feasted on the following:
chilequiles casserole amazing pancakes
Chilequilles Casserole and pancakes with all sorts of goodies such as cinnamon streusel and fresh whipped cream.

Did anyone get to try out Lincoln Square's newest quaint addition to the restaurant scene?

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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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