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Restaurant Mon Jul 11 2011

Fit to Be Thai-ed at Next

menu.jpgThe menu of Grant Achatz's newest incarnation of Next, called "Tour of Thailand," is now online; however, the technical overload caused by the small nation of people seeking the first round of tickets earlier today caused the entire buying process to be shut down before it even began. You can see the hubbub from frustrated customers on Next's Facebook page, many of whom suggested alternatives to the ticket system, such as holding physical competitions for tables; several even offered IT services in exchange for free meals. The updated ticket system may be in place for sales as early as tomorrow. Achatz apologized on his Facebook page, saying "demand was way over what we expected." This place is becoming the Cabbage Patch Kids of fine dining, 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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