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Deals Thu Dec 09 2010

There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

But there is such a thing as a free breakfast, especially if you're an early-morning downtown commuter.

On Tuesday, December 14, the new Einstein Bros. Bagels location at Lake and Michigan will be giving away coupons for 52 free breakfast sandwiches to the first 100 people standing in line. (No, you can't have them all at once -- it's a sandwich a week, and the coupon's only good at the 180 N. Michigan Avenue location. And for some obscure breakfast security reason, you've got to be 18 or older, with valid photo ID, to score a coupon.) The shop opens at 5:30 a.m., so get there, um, earlier.

On Wednesday, December 15, there'll be free coffee at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line station from 6 to 10 a.m., courtesy of CuddlDuds.

Hey, we didn't say you'd get the whole free breakfast simultaneously.

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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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