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Openings Tue May 17 2011

Artisan Donuts Coming to Lincoln Park

DirtyBettyPressPhoto.jpgIf you're like me, you woke up this morning thinking: I want a donut. It's generally how I wake up every morning, but due to the lack of good donut options in the Chicago area, I find myself avoiding the delicious treat as a whole. However, May 18 this could all change. Dirty Betty's, to be located in the storefront of Cookie Bar on the corner of Lincoln and Altgeld, will feature 10 artisan donuts with flavors like Fresh Banana with Chocolate Nutella Glaze, Blueberry with Lemon Glaze, and Ginger Key Lime. Sold. There are few things I like more than key lime so this will be the first on my list of things to try and for $2.00, I may get a couple more...

Dirty Betty's will be open 7am to 10am Mondays through Fridays, and 10am to 10pm on Saturdays (closed Sundays - boo).

Dirty Betty's
2475 Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

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Dennis Fritz / May 18, 2011 9:17 AM

What the heck is a "good donut option?" Please don't get me wrong--I appreciate quality baked goods as much as the next guy. But must everything be a gourmet delight? They're just freakin' donuts.

Renee / May 18, 2011 10:35 AM

Fair enough, but I think we can agree there's a difference between a Dunkin Donut and a gourmet option. I'm not saying I would eat them every day, but I am saying that when I do decide to eat one, I want it to be great, not average.

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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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