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News Mon Nov 12 2007

Chocolate on Board

Three years after their comeback in late 2004, Fannie May now offers a bit more than chocolate. Starting this Saturday, the candy company (hand in hand with Chicago Water Taxi) will be running free ferries that connect Oglilvy Metra station and the Michigan Avenue Bridge during the weekend holiday shopping rush. And you've guessed it right, there'll be chocolate samples to try on board. If the equation (Chicago winter plus boat ride) proves too chilly for you, you can warm up your fingertips with the complimentary cup of hot chocolate at their Michigan Avenue store (at Wacker Drive) after the ferry ride. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

According to the press release, the ferry runs on weekends from November 17th to December 23rd. Weekend service runs about every 25 minutes, from 10 a.m. to 6:25 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:35 a.m. to 5:12 p.m. on Sundays. It also runs on the Black Friday (of course). For the complete schedule, visit Chicago Water Taxi or call (312) 337-1446.

 
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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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