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Event Tue Aug 23 2011

Oil Drive Party @ Trader Todd's


You've all seen the big pink truck driving around town in a hula skirt but did you know that it's actually green, not pink? After visiting the oil spill in NOLA, Todd (of Tiki fame) decided he needed to greenify his life a bit. He converted his Tiki Transit to run on used fry oil and now, he needs to replenish his fuel line with your help.

On Friday, September 9th, Trader Todd's is hosting an oil drive party in their beer garden. If you show up with your own used cooking oil in hand, Todd will swap you for a free basket of fries. They will also have $8.99 all-you-can-eat fish fry and $3 Green Line beer. Steel drums will be ringing and mai thais flowing as Todd demos his oil conversion system from 5-8pm.

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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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