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Business Thu Jan 24 2008

New Organic Grocery Store Opens in West Town

So, how's that New Year's resolution going? You know...the one where you decided to eat healthier? If your resolution needs a bit of encouragement, or if you're looking for a store that supports local merchants, check out this new West Town spot. Green Grocer Chicago, a grocery store featuring organic and locally produced foods, opened yesterday at 1402 W. Grand Ave. Green Grocer Chicago carries items from a variety of well-known Chicago brands, including:

- Fresh baked items from Bleeding Heart Bakery and Bennison's Bakery
- Coffee from Metropolis Coffee Company
- Natural soaps from Abby Brown
- Sandwiches, salads and other to-go items from Greg Christian, "Chicago's Conscious Caterer"

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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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