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Store Fri Sep 28 2007

Dominick's: The Final Chapter

Yesterday evening, among balloons, tiny plastic cups of soup and a grill wagon belching smoke and country tunes in the side lot, the Dominick's at Chicago and Damen celebrated its grand opening. The fanfare may go without saying, seeing as how this particular venture has been the catalyst to some very serious debate in its home ward, and in the city at large, concerning private and locally held development versus the Ever-Infringing Evil Conglomerate, the future of urban planning, and the prevention, if not eradication, of the food desert. To name but a few.

No one last night seemed to be pushing any agenda (except for that Rancher's Reserve guy in the meets section -- pushy), and while the lines stretched long to check out and then take the elevator up to the rooftop parking lot, the supermarket party-goers seemed to be in fine spirits. The controversy of the Dominick's development may not be behind us (let's see how the traffic is at that corner this morning...), but the Ukrainian Village seems to be, for the moment, pleased by its newest commercial neighbor.

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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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