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Dessert Tue May 10 2011

Free Flirty Cupcakes Tomorrow

Flirty Cupcakes celebrates its first birthday tomorrow by giving away 1000 cupcakes--among them their newest concoction, called the Flirtini--a lemon and pink champagne-flavored cake filled with gin-soaked fresh strawberries and topped with strawberry buttercream--on the plaza at 205 North Michigan starting at 8:30am, with trips later on at the Merchandise Mart and Harpo Studios. Alcohol and cake is always the best way to celebrate a birthday, amirite?

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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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