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Random Tue Jul 22 2008

Good Deal Alert!

For $3, would you rather get three-quarters of a tank of gas, or an insanely huge waffle cone overflowing with homemade ice cream? I know my answer.

On a recent visit to Margie's Candies on Montrose, I ordered a waffle cone with 2 flavors of homemade ice cream--strawberry cheesecake and cookies and cream (odd combination, I know)--all for $3. Sure made Cold Stone seem like a huge rip off. Plus, it's always nice to support a local business.

Margie's Candies
North Center: 1813 W Montrose Ave
Bucktown: 1960 N Western 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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