Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Thursday, May 19

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Friday Foodporn: Mitsuwa Marketplace Alinea Drops to 7 on World's 50 Best Restaurants List »

Dessert Sat Apr 28 2012

Chicago Cupcake ATM Location Confirmed

Sprinkles-ATM-BevHills-260.jpgEver find yourself wishing you could have access to cupcakes 24-7? Soon, you can. Sprinkles cupcake bakery officially announced it will be installing a "Cupcake ATM" outside of its Chicago store on Walton sometime this summer. Seems too good to be true, right? Freshly baked cupcakes, even after the bakery is closed? Sprinkles announced the concept back in March, but without disclosing the ATM's location. It has now been confirmed that the 24 hour cupcake dispenser will be appropriately making its home right outside of the 50 E. Walton store location. This will be the first Sprinkles ATM to call Chicago home, while the cupcake chain's Beverly Hills outpost debuted one (pictured) earlier this year. Try to contain your excitement, please.

GB store
GB store

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...
Read this feature »

GB store



Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15