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Openings Tue Sep 10 2013

Get in Line Saturday for Chicken & Ice Cream

honey butter fried chickenThis Saturday, Sept. 14, be ready to stand a lot. Not only does Honey Butter Fried Chicken finally opens for business at 3361 N. Elston Ave. -- adding another stop to the Hot Doug's - Kuma's Corner - Urban Belly corridor of great food in Avondale -- but Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' first Chicago scoop shop opens at 3404 N. Southport Ave.

When Honey Butter owners Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp open the doors at 5pm, expect crispy fried, locally sourced chicken, served with the restaurant's signature honey butter, plus "farmer's market-driven veggie side dishes," desserts and a small selection of craft beers from local microbreweries, along with wine and a few cocktails.

jeni's splendid ice creamsJeni's opens at 11am Saturday, with a full complement of its signature gourmet ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt flavors -- including a tamarind-whole goat's milk yogurt that's a nod to Rick Bayless. There's a preview party Friday night from 7 to 10pm, with free samples for everyone and commemorative posters for the first 50 attendees, and owner Jeni Britton Bauer will be in attendance.

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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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