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Openings Tue Oct 19 2010

Branching Out of the Strip Mall

lagondola.jpgWalking down Belmont last night toward Schubas, I saw a banner hanging outside of what was formerly known as Joey's Brickhouse on Belmont. Running late to meet my friend, I only had time to snap a cell-phone shot from across the street -- in case it's hard to read this horrible photo, the banner reads, "Coming Soon: La Gondola."

I'd never heard of La Gondola, but Internet research revealed that, although small, its other location (in a Lakeview strip mall) has a loyal fan following. I'm looking forward to trying it in its new, less claustrophobic-sounding location -- as well as its tripe Florentine.

 
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that_girl / October 21, 2010 9:18 AM

La Gondola is fantastic. They have a huge Yelp following and for good reason - the food is outstanding. Service when you eat in is very good too, and I found the tiny restaurant charming. I'm excited they're expanding and I hope they keep the same level of food and service.

wbs / October 25, 2010 11:22 PM

Agreed 100% that La Gondola is a true gem. And I'm one of their advocates on Yelp :) Can't wait to see their new set-up on Belmont!

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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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