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Deals Wed Feb 09 2011

Smooching for Starfruit

If you're out in Wicker Park this Saturday, or Lincoln Park this Sunday, Starfruit frozen kefir shop would like to take a photo of you and your sweetie, and in return, you'll receive a coupon for a sweet treat.

Here's the deal: Between 2-4pm, you and your SO (significant other) make a post-brunch trip for dessert to Starfruit. There, a photog will flash the two of you puckering up, and you get a BOGO (buy-one-get-one) coupon for some more fro-yo*. You can retrieve your fancy pro pic later at Starfruit's Facebook page.

-Starfruit Café in Wicker Park, 1745 W. Division St.
-Starfruit Café in Lincoln Park, 2142 N. Halsted St

*JK! (Just kidding!) Starfruit isn't made with yogurt, it's made with kefir - a probiotic beverage made from fermented milk, and is similar to drinkable yogurt.

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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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