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Restaurant Sun Sep 23 2007

Recent Closings

A couple recent closings of note:
• Dish reports that Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe in Evanston closed without warning on Sept. 16, citing rising food costs. On the other hand, Puck's kosher cafe opens in the Spertus Institute downtown on Nov. 30.

• Also noted in Dish, Delicioso y Sabroso Grill, semi-itinerant chef Geno Bahena's most recent restaurant, closed already after the sale of the building. Bahena is working on a new spot on Randolph Street.

• The owners of Augie's, 5347 N. Clark St., have retired after 53 years, shuttering the time-worn old-school breakfast place in Andersonville.

• Also in Andersonville, Gilly's, at the corner of Clark and Bryn Mawr, came and went in the space of a couple months. (It didn't look like a winner anyway.)

Melvin B's, 1114 N. State St., and its beloved beer garden close for good Oct. 1, so get over there soon if you want to live it up one last time.

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bob / October 2, 2007 1:46 PM

Has Bubamara Pizza in Ravenswood also closed??

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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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