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News Mon Jan 28 2008

Crain's Weighs in on Downtown Power Dining

With recent articles featuring the growth industry of personal image consultants (who would want to pay someone else to go shoe shopping? Does not compute) and the emergence of deal-brokering power breakfasts, Crain's has been all over the personal tangents of business life lately. Their list of the 25 best downtown business dining options is online today, with accompanying kind of hilarious video (the critics are shot with the same obscuring technique that goes into making a meth-user's documentary. Secrecy is funny) and interactive map-thing). They don't exactly cover new ground (Morton's and Gibson's steak houses? shut up!) but a few new, though still critically ambivalent names pop up on the list (The Gage, Table 52). If you're like me, most of your business lunches take place at the cheap taco place down the street, or maybe, if you're feeling particularly fancy, Potbelly's (wreck on wheat, holla!). But it's nice to have some suggestions in your pocket for that rare promotion-lunch or some advice on where to go for your first real wine-and-dining client signing. And at most of these spots, it's probably also nice to have an expense account.

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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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