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News Mon Jan 28 2008

Sunflower Market to Close Stores

Sunflower Market in Lincoln Park is closing February 21, or when supplies run out, according to a chalkboard easel at the front door. (They plan to close stores in Indianapolis and Ohio, too.) It might be tragic to loose a chain store that has supported Chicago-made products from granola to bakery since it opened about a year and a half ago. Still, it shouldn't be a shocker if the aisles have always been as quiet as I've heard them, and with Trader Joe's and Whole Foods within a few minutes walk. Now, the chilled walk-in vegetable section is almost barren, but their shelves are still relatively full. Reusable "Sunflower Market" shopping bags are free with any purchase. 1910 North Clybourn Ave. (773) 348-4667

 
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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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