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Random Thu May 05 2011

Chicago Sliders?

I could find virtually no information about this product online. says it's imported from China by East West Distributing Co., which is a unit of Walgreens. I called Walgreens to find out more about it, but was informed that the item was discontinued and that no further information was available.

There are a couple of them for sale on eBay if you're interested in picking one up.

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Greg / May 5, 2011 4:33 PM

Not sure why you would want one, but I saw these on display at the Walgreens near Broadway/Granville.

jen / May 5, 2011 10:13 PM

naturally, the only appropriate place for these to be sold is Chicago Food.

Andrew / May 5, 2011 11:37 PM

I don't actually want one -- I'm just sort of amused that it exists. Who associates Chicago with sliders?

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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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