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February 15th, 2018 by

TURKISH CHEF KNOWN AS SALT BAE OPENS MIDTOWN RESTAURANT

Jan. 12, 2018

Florence Fabricant, New York Times

The celebrity butcher known as Salt Bae became an internet sensation in 2017 after showing off his dramatic salting technique. “In Turkey, butchering was a low-class, degrading job,” he said. Now the internet celebrity owns one restaurant in New York and wants to open another.

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WARM UP WITH PORT

Jan. 1, 2018

Jack Baker, Bloom Magazine

Once considered old-fashioned, interest in port wine is growing. Curiosity is “particularly strong among those age 35 and older, but millennials are showing interest as well,” says Baker. Port wine might be a favorite in the coming years.

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BLOOMINGFOODS INTRODUCES $3 DINNER AND SPECIAL AFFORDABLE MEMBERSHIPS

Dec. 20, 2017

Carmen Siering, Bloom Magazine

Bloomingfoods offers many discounts to those in need, but now it offers $3 meals on Thursday nights to help make healthy food more accessible in the city. “It’s a basic dinner,” Tony Alongi the general manager said. “But it’s a full dinner.”

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LOCAL BREWERIES STRIVE TO KEEP UP WITH CRAFT BEER TRENDS

April 20, 2017

Brooklyne Beatty, The Bloomington Beat

Craft beer is booming in Bloomington. Over the past decade, demand for craft beer has grown exponentially. Millennials are a force of change in the brewing industry. They continue to bring about new styles and recipes. The college town is a hub for unique beers and beer drinkers.

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NICK’S BARTENDER BEN FERGUSON A FAVORITE IN BLOOMINGTON BAR SCENE

March 30, 2017

Shelby Stivale, The Bloomington Beat

Bartender Ben Ferguson is a favorite at Nick’s English Hut on Kirkwood. “Ben’s a good dude,” co-worker Ray Gradeless said. “He’s social. What I like is that he’s willing to talk to just about anybody.” The regulars agree.

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