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Openings Sat Sep 22 2012

Meatheads Unite - A New Burger Comes To Town

In the craze for a quarter pound of beef slapped between two buns (pretzel rolls if you're savy) that Kuma's Corner started in 2006 (yes, we can debate who really started the burger craze if you'd like but let's just keep this simple), Meatheads, the popular suburban burger chain, is bringing its meat to Roscoe Village this Monday, Sept. 24 in the once sad looking shopping center (3304 N. Western Ave.) that used to house Blockbuster but has recently been getting some love with the move in of Mariano's and a well needed face-lift. For its grand opening, Meatheads is giving away free burgers for a year to the first 50 customers who purchase lunch. (Because that's what meatheads do, they spread the love). Doors open at 11am on Monday. Mmmm, meat.

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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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