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News Thu Jun 05 2008

The Toasters Will Die

Greg Gibbs, of the Chicago Bagel Authority, is always looking for a big bite of food press. It's the CBA's 10 year anniversary, and over that decade, Gibbs & Co. have apparently tried every guerrilla marketing trick in the social media book, from film fests to jingle writing contests an upcoming toaster demolition derby. But what we'd consider truly newsworthy is whether or not you, dear GB eaters and readers, like or dislike CBA's steamed bagels and daily sammitches. Comment away!

Chicago Bagel Authority's toaster steamroll will take place on Sunday, June 15.

 
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Andrew / June 5, 2008 3:34 PM

I was a shift manager at a bagel sandwich shop that inspired the CBA, so I'm a bit biased -- but I love their sandwiches. I've gone so far as to price the steamers they use. Still a little pricey for my blood, but one day, one day...

Cinnamon / June 6, 2008 4:39 PM

And I have to say that eating steamed bagels in college has made me toasted-bagel averse since then.

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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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