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Openings Mon May 04 2009

Let Them Little Ones Eat Cake

The first birthday cake, or "smash cake," is the inspiration (obviously) behind Smash Cake, the latest business in the Bleeding Heart Bakery's growing empire. Located at 2961 N. Lincoln, it's a place designed for weekday kids birthday parties -- as well as a kid-friendly rest stop for parents, with coffee and lunch items in addition to the baked goods. Smash Cake opened last week, and starting today you can custom decorate your own cupcake for just $4. Open 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday.

 
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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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