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The King of Hot Dogs

dougs_elvis.jpgTomorrow is the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing, when the poor bastard was found in his bathroom at Graceland, dead of a reported heart attack. You might be sad about Elvis today--what would he have been like were he still alive? Would Elvis still be wearing jewel-encrusted belts? Hanging with new BFF Jack White? Who knows. One thing the King would likely be doing is visiting Hot Doug's, which is paying homage to him through their Elvis-inspired t-shirt ($17). And as always, you can order the Elvis dog off the sausage emporium's menu--a simple Polish dog for a simple man.

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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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