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News Wed Dec 02 2015

Nuevo Leon Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

Popular Pilsen restaurant Nuevo Leon was destroyed overnight in a fire that began after midnight in the back area of their building. No injuries were reported. The owners plan to rebuild.

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Sad morning, had so many memories here😔. #nuevoleon #pilsen

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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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