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Thursday, August 18

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Event Wed Mar 17 2010

Hoosier Mama Turns One = Lots of Fun

Hoosier Mama Pie Company celebrates its first birthday this week with a few new changes to their operation--and a scavenger hunt. Firstly, they've extended their operating hours on Fridays to close at 9pm, which will be good news to the huge line of pie-seekers that snaked out the door the last time I visited. They will also be starting pie "flights" on Fridays only, where you can select three mini-pieces from a special menu. And as an added treat, sugar cream pies are on sale this week ( a 9" for $15, and 6" for $5).

And finally, Saturday's scavenger hunt will put pie lovers to an amazing test. Participants (teams of 1-3) will compete (puzzles, games, and something involving a digital camera) for a year's supply of pie (say it with me!). Must register in advance by phone. Event begins at noon, 1618 West Chicago.

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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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