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Tuesday, November 28

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Event Thu Mar 11 2010

Pi Day

pi.JPGThe Illinois Science Council set up some sweet, Chicago-area, deals to help remind us of an important constant in our lives...pi. Pi (as if you don't remember) is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi is normally abbreviated to 3.14 although it continues on indefinitely. Don't worry, you won't have to recite any numbers to celebrate Pi Day on Sunday, March 14, but do bring your appetite to one of the following participating bakeries or restaurants.

Drop into Sweet World at 3:14pm on Sunday for free kolaczkis! Plus Cherry and Apple pies will also be on sale. 5450 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 773-792-1733, Sunday from 9am - 2pm.

Café Selmarie will be offering specials on Apple, Turtle, and Cherry Streusel Pies. 4729 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 773-989-5595, Sunday from 9am - 8pm.

The Bleeding Heart Bakery is whipping up a series of pie cupcakes & pi cookies. 1955 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, 773-327-6934, Sunday from 7am - 7pm.

Head over to Lincoln Park's Molly's Cupcakes to celebrate with classic cupcakes decorated with the symbol "pi." 2536 N.Clark, Chicago, 773-883-7220, Sunday from 8am - 10pm.

Try you slice of pie-themed cake at Luscious Layers Bakery, but come by on Friday or Saturday, because they are closed on Sunday. 2315 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-661-1335.

John's Place in Roscoe Village will offer a chicken pot-pi for Sunday. 2132 W. Roscoe, Chicago, 773-244-6430, Sunday dinner from 5 - 9pm.

Tank Sushi will feature a special Asian-inspired pie on their dessert menu. 4514 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 773-769-2600, Sunday from 1pm - 9pm.

Come by My Pi Pizza and grab a slice of pizza and a fountain drink for $3.14 at both locations! 2010 N. Damen Ave., Chicago 773-394-6900 and 1361 Shermer, Northbrook, 847-715-9009, Sunday from 11am - 9pm.

For more details on the participants' special Pi Day offers, visit or contact Monica Metzler at or 312-676-7015.

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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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