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Closings Tue May 24 2011

Kith and Kin Closes Its Doors

kith-n-kin-chicago.jpgFrom their Facebook page: "We have to start by saying Thank You. We have had the most incredible fans during our run with Kith and Kin and closing the doors was not an easy thing to do. As of May 24th, 2011 we have officially closed Kith and Kin. We appreciate all of your loyal patronage and it truly was an amazing experience to serve you." You can read the whole sad, sordid tale on Eater.

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bread makers / May 25, 2011 11:42 AM

What would be the reason behind their closure? Perhaps their income is not enough.

Andrew Carlin / May 25, 2011 9:36 PM

In the Eater article Moe Taleb (owner) says, "Business wasn't there in this neighborhood. We're discussing the whole thing with the landlord. We're not sure what's going to happen." Very sad...

Melissa / May 26, 2011 11:31 AM

Oh, so sad to hear this. Just had a great breakfast there last Saturday! Great food, fantastic service. I've been there numerous times since they opened and have always found it to be delightful. Ugh, hate to hear this.

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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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