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Deals Mon May 02 2011

Golden Ticket to the Doughnut Vault

This little flash of inspired genius was sent out by the folks @doughnutvault via Twitter:

"Golden Ticket auction. Skip lines/ free doughnuts for 1 year/ limit 12 per week. Proceeds go to charity. DM twitter or FB. Highest bid wins"

If you don't realize what kind of gem this is, get yourself to 401 1/2 N. Franklin St. between 8-9 am Tuesday through Friday and after one bite you'll realize why this city has gone crazy for glazed goodness. Folks have been waiting in line for up to an hour and once they sell out of their 300-350 made per day, that's it. Word is they plan to issue one ticket per year so you'd better be aggressive.

Follow the Vault on Tumblr and Twitter for more info and DM them with your bid and you may be singing this with your mouth full and a great stupid grin on your face--Charlie Bucket style.

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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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