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Closings Mon Jul 26 2010

Rustico Grill Shuts Down

The space at 2515 North California is unlucky these days. Rustico Grill, which opened last summer in the wake of the short-lived Rustik, has closed its doors as abruptly as its predecessor. A small, handwritten sign on the window spotted over the weekend included instructions for employees to pick up their last paycheck. Yikes.

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Allison / July 28, 2010 6:34 PM

They closed right after they sold a ton of Groupons, screwing a ton of people who bought gift certificates at $20 a piece for $50 of food. I found out only after inviting two of my friends to dinner there tonight. Total BS.

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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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