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Event Tue Aug 13 2013

A Feast @ Argyle Night Market

It's just a hop between Kenmore and Sheridan, but some of the best of Argyle's culinary scene having been turning out each Thursday evening this summer to sell a sampling of their food at the Argyle Night Market. And the brilliant thing is, you can find a range of options for just a few bucks each.

Lesser known spots and mainstays of the neighborhood set up tables on this bedraggled stretch of street, like Tank Noodle, with kabobs and grilled corn and Ba Le with a selection of egg rolls and their famed banh mi sandwiches. You may have trouble figuring out what's being offered where so be prepared to use your elbows to nudge your way forward and you'll discover fresh coconut water, crab rangoon, bao, smoothies, lo mein and other packaged noodles, empanadas, popcorn, pastries, and chocolates.

Vegetarian options are slim pickings, unless you're content with the aforementioned pastries and corn. But if you come early, try the fried tofu from Sun Wah BBQ. Four thick squares with your choice of sauce costs one whole dollar. When you're all full and tempted to buy more than what you can handle, shop for fresh produce and meat at one of farm stands and linger for the live music.

Argyle Night Market runs 4-8 pm every Thursday through September 19
On Argyle between Kenmore and Sheridan

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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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