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Openings Sat Nov 07 2009

Bleeding Heart Bakery: Now Open in Oak Park

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Oak Park residents no longer have to travel to Roscoe Village to get their Bleeding Heart fix. The "local, sustainable, punk pastry" bakery opened a new location in Downtown Oak Park at 1010 North Blvd in Oak Park. The store will offer cupcakes, scones, tarts, croissants, tea cakes, cake balls, parfaits, cookies and brownies, as well as coffee and tea. Check out their Flickr pictures from the opening here or follow the store's tweets.

Bleeding Heart Bakery-Oak Park
1010 North Blvd
Oak Park, IL

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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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