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Openings Tue Aug 24 2010

Makisu: Making Wicker Park Less Lincoln Park

My roommates and I are excited that there's a new sushi place at Division and Hermitage -- especially since it's replaced the old Fuel space, whose food was kind of blah and drinks were way more expensive than they were worth.

Below is our e-mail discussion about the new sushi and sake lounge Makisu (1725 W. Division St.). I've abbreviated the names to protect the innocent.

Me: New sushi place, right by us! Very exciting...

E: Finally, something in the old Fuel space! Hopefully it's less douchey:)...

Me: Since they popped up at around the same time, I honestly don't know how Edge is still standing. There's never anyone in there when I walk by.

E: I know, I forget that Edge is even still there.

L: They should move over next to the Boundary. Then they'd be their own little Lincoln Park oasis. Sushi is far better than Fuel.

Makisu's soft opening is today; it officially opens Thursday, August 26.

 
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DJ C / August 26, 2010 3:15 PM

I know! I always got Fuel and Edge confused. Somehow in my mind they were the same place.

Douche corner is dead!
Longe live Sush corner!

Christopher / August 26, 2010 6:10 PM

This is actually in East Village, not Wicker :)

Jaymond / August 27, 2010 11:01 AM

Nobody refers to East Villiage anymore. It's ALL Wicker Park now.

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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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