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News Wed Sep 12 2007

Mid-week Quick Links

Today's the day: Hot Doug's reopens after owner Doug Sohn's vacation turned broken leg recovery. Expect to wait in a very, very long line.

• Meanwhile, Cyrano's Bistrot Wine Bar remains closed after failing three health inspections in a row.

• Centerstage offers up a tailgating guide.

Hungry Mag went on that tour of Rick Bayless' garden that we told you about.

• Kelly the Culinarian goes on a two-part food tour of the Wisconsin Dells.

• The Pro-bono Baker has a recipe for some very colorful potatoes.

• Sam's Wine & Spirits is opening a new store in the South Loop.

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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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