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Drink Tue Jul 22 2008

Trumped Up Prices

glenrothes select reserve scotch whiskey whisky bottlePrice of a bottle of Glenrothes Select Reserve single malt scotch whisky at Sam's Wine & Spirits: $41.99

Prince of the same bottle at Binny's: $44.99

Price of a glass of said whisky, at Rebar in Trump Tower: $57.

At least that was the price a friend of Drive-Thru unwittingly paid on a recent evening. The scotch list didn't show prices, but our informant assumed that a glass would run the typical $10-15 it is at other bars, maybe a bit more considering the locale. But a greater than 100-percent markup? Ridiculous.

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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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