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Deals Thu Dec 01 2011

Buy Out Next for New Year's Eve

JOH_7884If you're a big spender, your New Year's Eve plans could get a lot more interesting. Posted tonight on Next Restaurant's Facebook page:

Here's something different for New Year's Eve: One Golden Ticket each to Next, the Aviary and the Office. Rather than get the tired champagne at midnight toast, why not rent out: Next for you and 61 friends; Aviary for you and 84 friends; the Office for you and 17 friends. You pick the friends, the music, the toast... let us make sure it's a genuine, once in a lifetime party. It won't be cheap, but these will be the best food and parties in the city. Email for pricing and details: / Serious inquiries only, please.

Next/Aviary/Ofice aren't the only buy-out options this New Year's Eve. Fish Bar is also available, if you win the eBay auction (opening bid is $5,000, with no bids as of 6pm Thursday.) However, as Next's Facebook manager said in the comments, "this will definitely cost more than Fish Bar :-)"

Photo by John Joh, under Creative Commons license.

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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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