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Openings Thu Aug 11 2011

Free Cookies!

Mrs. Fields is opening a new store at 242 S. State St. today (Thursday) and is giving away free cookies or a 16oz. latte all day long. The celebration continues Friday, August 12 through Monday, August 15, when you can choose either a cookie OR latte for just $0.99. Pop by and you can be singing the ABC's like this girl:

The store will be open Monday-Friday: 7am-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-7pm.

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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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