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Bar Wed Sep 08 2010

No "Pain," No Gain at The Aviary

For those unfamiliar with island cocktails, a Painkiller is typically some combination of dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and orange juice. It's a classy drink, frequently housed in one of those giant, rotating tanks and dispensed into the 64 oz. plastic cup of a drunk Spring Breaker. Over at The Aviary, Craig Scheottler is experimenting with a similar concoction, except his contains Matusalem Clasico, Flor de Cana 4 yr., finger lime cells and vanilla maldon salt. Take that Fat Tuesday!

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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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