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Review Tue Mar 09 2010

Thank you, Bagels on Damen.

Thank you, Bagels on Damen, for so many things. You made a sunny Sunday morning all the more awesome.

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  • Thank you for having cucumber water out on the counter. So refreshing!

  • For fighting tooth and nail to get Stumptown coffee. Which is even better than I remember when in Portland.

  • For also having soy milk out to mix with that delicious Stumptown coffee.

  • For putting juuuust the right amount of honey walnut cream cheese on my bagel.

  • And for your coffee that only comes in one size - big - but is still pretty cheap.

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  • Thank you for having reading materials for all to enjoy.

  • Thank you, from my NOLA-loving friends, for selling Zapp's potato chips in Cajun Crawtator and Gator Tators. I know they're more or less just a pickle-flavored, but man are they good.

  • Thanks to the cashier who was very friendly. That's always nice on a Sunday morning.

So thanks again, Bagels on Damen!
See you real soon,

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ruben sanchez / March 9, 2010 6:43 PM

wow! quite an homage; especially given the mediocre response on yelp

Bree / March 9, 2010 7:09 PM

I can't wait to try this place! It might be another great find - after I discovered the Chicago Bagel Authority - man is that place insane.

Caroline Kraft / March 10, 2010 10:07 AM

It's the little things, Ruben. Yelp's right, though; the bagels aren't anything spectacular (although the cream cheese, a spread I rarely choose, was really nice). But all those little touches were, clearly, much appreciated. And I'd go again for the coffee alone!

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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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