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Business Wed Mar 21 2012

Gravy on Curds and Fries in 80 Degree Weather? I'm in!

Bad Happy Poutine Shop, which bills itself as Chicago's first poutine shop (it really should be "Chicago's first mostly poutine" shop), opens today for business at 939 N. Orleans. The menu offerings veer into Asian ("Viet-pork" patties, headcheese) and Pilsen-influenced (WTF is "Taco Curd"?) varieties of the Canadian delicacy, which may be a nice spin on a normally heavy (and I think, starchy and rather flavorless) meal.

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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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