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Openings Tue Jun 17 2008

Loop Sidewalk Ice Cream

Five flavors of Temptation vegan ice cream are on sale on the sidewalk of Wabash Avenue in the Loop: Chocolate, mint chocolate chip, strawberry, vanilla, and my favorite cookie dough. You'll get a generous scoop in a cone or bowl for $2. It's rich, smooth, and most importantly cold. I stood outside eating mine while waiting for a friend, gazing north at the rising Trump Tower construction, with the antique and wooden Adams Street El station in the distant foreground. Ice cream is available summer weekdays between about noon and 3 p.m., when it's not raining, outside Kramer's health food store at 230 S. Wabash Ave.

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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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