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Closings Thu Jan 02 2014

End of Crepes in Andersonville; South Shore Tries to Replace Dominick's

"I'm done with crepes," read the handwritten note posted on the door of Andersonville's Icosium Kafe, which has closed after eight years. Icosium's closing is another hit for dining in the neighborhood, as the Ann Sather location up the street closes Sunday after 25+ years in business (the Belmont, Broadway and Granville locations remain open). On the topic of closings, residents in South Shore have banded together to find a new tenant for the now-empty Dominick's at 71st and Jeffrey.

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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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