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D.C.-Area Eatery Vies for Obama's Foodie Heart

Now that President Obama and the First Family has to pack up shop and head east for Dad's new job in January, a local restaurant is looking for his patronage. Ben's Chili, a D.C. hot dog restaurant, vows to give the Obama family a status level only previously given to one other person (Bill Cosby)-free eats, anytime. One of Ben's owners told the NYT that "Chicago's going to be a little far to travel, so they're going to need a place in Washington...It's a nice way for us to say, 'Welcome to Washington.'"

 
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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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