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Restaurant Fri Sep 28 2007

Insults and Ice Cream

Ed Debevic's Sundaes If you can put up with the abusive wait staff (and the abundance of 7-year-olds celebrating their birthdays), it's worth it to take a trip to Ed Debevic's in River North just to get the mini sundae at the end of your meal. Plus, where else do they give you a paper hat when you walk in and scream at you when you hesitate over your drink order? The mini sundae isn't on the menu, but you can ask for it, and as you can see, it's a lot easier to finish than the full sized portion.

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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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