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Wednesday, December 7

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Roong Petch and Double 'O' Tofu

A good friend was headed to my place with Thai take-out from Roong Petch. Savory red curry went down warm - just what I wanted on a snowy night. The Double 'O' Tofu's "top-secret chili sauce" made me feel hotter. I loved scooping up the sauce with my spoon. Edamame cooled me down. The egg rolls snapped crispy with tender insides, just like expected. They made it all vegan. For next time, I'm imagining dipping their banana rolls into the syrup they come with - banana and shredded coconut inside deep-fried spring rolls. I'm told service is quite good. When my friend was in the area more and used to frequent Roong Petch, a server remembered her, consistently volunteering to substitute cucumber salad for a non-veg item she didn't want from the $5.50 lunch combo menu. 1828-30 Montrose Ave., (773) 989-0818. El: Brown Line. Bus: 50, 78.

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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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