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Deals Thu Oct 21 2010

Fear Not Those Dreaded Words: Holiday Shopping

Get everyone crossed off your list early this year -- as in, by the end of October -- and save some cash in the process. The Chopping Block is offering discounts of up to 20% at both the Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square locations during the rest of the month. At the former, just spin the big wheel: whatever number comes up is the percentage discount you'll get. At the latter, you can dip into a bucket and pull your discount by hand.

And if you'd rather bet on a sure thing, just hit up the store's Customer Appreciation Days next month, where everything in the entire store will be 20% off -- no luck needed -- and you can sample wines, light hors d'oeuvres, and tasty retail products to book. The Mart's CA Day is Monday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the Square will fete its patrons on Thursday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Jen / October 21, 2010 1:19 PM

I do a lot of my shopping online, is a good site for gift ideas :)

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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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