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Event Wed Oct 21 2015

Crawl into Sugar Shock in Andersonville Sunday

Aville_DessertCrawl2015.jpgThe Andersonville Dessert Crawl is back this Sunday, Oct. 25, ready to tempt your sweet tooth with two routes that take you through the neighborhood's many restaurants, shops and cafes.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day-of at the Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. The museum is also where to register and pick up your passport for the crawl. Pick a route -- "Caramel Apple" Route or "Candy Corn" -- and graze your way up and down Clark Street and beyond, enjoying sweet treats from 2pm to 5pm.

Highlights from the Caramel Apple route include a flan-stuffed concha at Cantina 1910, coconut custard with brownie brittle and hot cider at Vincent, and Swedish Bakery cookies at Andersonville Antiques. On the Candy Corn route, look for apple streusel pie bites at First Slice, lemon creme pie with seins du chocolat at M.Henry and pumpkin cheesecake with caramelized walnuts at Andies.

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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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