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Closings Wed Sep 07 2011

Flourish, While You Still Can...

Flourish Bakery will be closing its doors for good at 5pm on Sunday (9/11). The Edgewater bakery cafe will be open during normal business hours the remainder of the week (Monday-Saturday 7:30am-8pm; Sunday 8am-5pm). Unfortunately, due to growing food costs and economic realities, the bakery is no longer able to keep its doors open, despite introducing a direct-to-home fresh bread delivery service and family night dinner events for the neighborhood in the past year. Flourish, you will be sorely missed.

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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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