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Openings Fri Jun 25 2010

Black Dog Gelato Opens in Ukrainian Village

Black Dog Gelato @ Luxury Ice Cream FestivalBlack Dog Gelato was opening up shop in their first digs at 859 North Damen when I rode by this morning.Owner and pastry chef Jessica Oloroso has a lot of tasty ideas: her opening day menu includes goat cheese cashew caramel (my favorite three things) and avocado cinnamon, and a sorbet menu for those seeking lighter fare. Black Dog also will offer a few frozen novelties, among them a whiskey gelato bar that is dipped in milk chocolate and candied bacon. Yowza.

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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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