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News Wed Oct 10 2012

Dig Out Your Wavy Gravy Shirt!

2719109428_4bba80fd92_m.jpgI haven't been back to Kuma's in a while, too scarred from a previous visit when they forgot to put in my food order (the hungriest, most desperate three hours of my life, I tell ya); however, it looks like all I needed to do was follow the directions of the sarcastic "Hippies Use Back Door" sign they proudly hang to avoid the often colossal wait. From Kuma's Facebook page this morning:

I encounter an older gentleman with [long] grey hair coming in the back door. Upon asking him, "can I help you?" he says, "is this the back door?"

"Yes, what can I do for you?"

"Well, the sign says, 'Hippies Use Back Door,' so, here I am."

"F***ing classic. come right in."

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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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