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Restaurant Wed Jan 08 2014

Next Steakhouse Opens Tonight; Tickets Still Available

Next unveiled its latest promo video this morning ahead of the debut of its "Chicago Steakhouse" concept's debut tonight.

While most of the ever-changing restaurant's previous concepts sold out most seatings almost immediately, there are plenty of tickets available for early and late seatings this time around. Co-owner Nick Kokonas told Crain's he thought the weather and the weekend release of reservations (tickets went on sale Jan. 4) might have resulted in the low number of bookings -- but one has to wonder if the steakhouse concept in a city filled with steakhouses might not be such a big draw.

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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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