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Closings Mon Mar 02 2009

Two Trotter's Projects Down, Hopefully No More to Go

Last week, it was announced that Charlie Trotter's Elysian Hotel restaurant project had been cancelled. Then on Saturday, the Loop location of Trotter's To Go (in the Equinox Fitness at 200 W. Monroe Street) changed hands. The new café is still serving a few Trotter's To Go dishes right now, but not for long; the location is going to become another outpost of the Toronto-based rice bowl and soup emporium Freshii in a few months, according to café staff. You can still go to the original Lincoln Park location, but it's sad that such a delicious Loop lunch option is now gone.

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James Liu / March 2, 2009 12:28 PM

They weren't that great anyway.

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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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