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Openings Mon Aug 08 2011

Native Foods Opening in WP Tomorrow

Native-Foods-Cafe.jpgVegans rejoice. Tomorrow marks the official opening of the California-based Native Foods Cafe on Milwaukee Avenue, with three other Chicago locations soon to follow (creating around 200 jobs -- bonus!). All menu items are under $10 and feature plant-based vegan foods, including owner Chef Tanya Petrovna's homemade tempeh (the only restaurant chain in the US to make their own). The Wicker Park location will also feature a "starving artists" room where local artists can display their work in exchange for free food. Aside from refreshingly tasty health conscious food, the 75-seat Cafe will also feature six local beers, including Two Brothers, Metropolitan, and Bells. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 9, you can visit the very first Chicago location at 1484 N. Milwaukee.

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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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