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Restaurant Tue Nov 15 2011

A Lunch for the Times

Screw having to track down a food truck that only accepts cash--the best bet for lunch is to head to Andersonville's Big Jones (5347 North Clark) for their newest menu addition, a circa 1933 Boarding House Lunch. It sounds (and looks) heavenly: a family-style setup complete with fried chicken, biscuits with red pepper jelly, red peas and rice, greens, and mashed potatoes and gravy, topped off with apple pie and housemade vanilla ice cream. You'll need a nap afterwards. Runs 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday; $16 per person, kids $1 for every year of age.

Photo by Jason Cox.

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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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