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Random Mon Mar 19 2012

No Trip to the Wiener's Circle?

Republican Presidential nominee contender Mitt Romney made a trip to Rosemont's Pancakes Eggcetera this past Friday and made a factual (yet very wooden) observation about the restaurant's name. Both Romney and his rival Rick Santorum stopped at several Illinois restaurants in the days leading up to tomorrow's Primary Election--among them a Machine Shed Restaurant in Rockford, and East Peoria's Davis Brothers Pizza.

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Elizabeth Messer / April 3, 2012 11:20 PM

The program is HILARIOUS! I want a Wieners Circle T-Shirt. You need to sale them to the public. Fun Shirt!This would be a Great Conversation piece!

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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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