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Openings Wed Sep 14 2011

Crumbs #3


If you're like me, you can't get enough cupcake shops. You're in luck! Crumbs Bake Shop is celebrating the grand opening of their third bake shop at 42 South Clark. They're commemorating the occasion by hosting a 1,000 cupcake giveaway this Friday beginning at noon.

In the press release, Crumbs co-founder Mia Bauer stated that "It has been a dream of mine to bring Crumbs to Chicago. The response from Chicagoans with our first shop in the Loop was better than we could have ever expected and we are thrilled to be opening in new neighborhoods!"

Coming this fall, Crumbs will open new locations at 346 North Clark and 1100 Lake Street in Oak Park.

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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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