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Purloined Menu

I had been looking forward to my first Krispy Kreme for years, ever since everyone started talking about the famed doughnut’s migration north from Winston-Salem. Last month the franchise finally rolled into Chicago, or rather into suburban Summit. It took me a while to unfold the map and determine that the doughnut mecca is located […]

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Purloined Menu

That expensive new dress in my closet has been insisting I take it to Blackbird all summer. When I finally did it was in good company. Nearly everyone–overtired artist types, overfed business types–turned out in black or white, which look great against Blackbird’s sleek gray interior, sort of the minimalist haute diner effect. There’s no […]

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Purloined Menu

My local pizzeria is on auto dial, and the guy who answers knows my name, order, and baby’s nap schedule by heart. Even so, I usually end up with a tepid dinner in a freshly steamed cardboard box. Over congealed cheese I sometimes fantasize about a chef on wheels who would park his truck out […]