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Openings Wed Sep 12 2012

Saigon Sisters & Frontera Announce Unconventional New Locations

We all know that a nice bowl of pho soup is one of the best cures for sick days and hangovers. Apparently, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Saigon Sisters agree, as the Vietnamese chain prepares to move into Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 251 E. Huron St this fall just in time for those winter blues. Forgot fructose-filled fruit salad and saltless mashed potatoes, Saigon Sisters will offer their usual Banh Mi's, Pho, Spring Rolls, Banh Bao and Rice Bowls in addition to breakfast which will include Vietnamese coffee and Op La Banh Mi -- the Vietnamese take on a breakfast egg sandwich with pork & Chinese sausage.

This culinary upgrade seems to be a growing trend for the university, with the piggyback opening of Frontera Freso in late October at the Evanston campus' Norris student center. This location will mark the chain's first step into higher education.

Healthcare and education -- apt timing I would say for the upcoming campaign.

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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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