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Openings Fri Jan 23 2009

New Grocery at Damen/Milwaukee

Wiki Wiki Market opened a few days ago in the storefront aside Skewerz, just to the right of the Damen/Milwaukee Blue Line station's entrance. The tiny but bright and welcoming space is filled with fresh produce, including hot chilies, marinara and soup made in their back kitchen, soy milk, and dry groceries like pasta. This a welcome addition to the papered-up windows that had previously owned this space for so long. 1562 N. Damen. El: Blue to Damen/Milwaukee. Bus: 50 Damen, 56 Milwaukee, 72 North.

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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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