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Reader Karen Andrews writes in response to an item in our DEALicious Meals package:
When Molly O'Donnell writes about the Oggie, at the Cornish Pasty Co.,
that, “it's a classic that, until now, was the only reason to see Cornwall,” she reveals, I suspect, that she has spent little — if any — time in Cornwall ... sitting  on a high cliff, overlooking the swooping gulls and the waves crashing into the craggy coast; listening to a brass band in the scenic harbor or eating at the renowned Seafood Restaurant in Padstow; treading the cobblestone walks in the lovely village of St. Isaac's (featured in the PBS series “Doc Martin”) where the town parking lot disappears at high tide; or visiting the Tate Modern gallery in St. Ives. Had she done so, I believe she would agree that Cornwall — with or without pasties — is one of the most wonderful places on earth. 
Reader Sheila McCanna writes in response our DEALicious Meals package:
Desert Companion on the breakfast table caught my eye as I headed to read my email. I'm now frustrated because I had to get the magnifying glass to read about the restaurants (none in Summerlin) with delicious-looking photos (all on east side or downtown). Then I looked through the rest of the gorgeous magazine page by page. I realize the why of the teeny-tiny print.  I just cannot read the
articles with the magnifying glass ... it's a real strain. I'm just going to take the magazine to our clubhouse, even though I doubt many seniors will do more than thumb through, admire the attractiveness, wonder where the featured restaurants are, and put it down. Wish I had the patience to read the articles ... but need to avoid the headache.
 
I know your magazine is directed to the young people and we are the "check-out" generation. It's okay. Our generation had the best of America. I wish all of you the best of yours. You have a gorgeous magazine ... keep it up. I'll continue enjoying the pictures and wish I could read the small print.
Andrew Kiraly responds:
Karen: For the record, I wear glasses for nearsightedness — but have to resort to a pair of prescription reading glasses when I’m cozying up with a book. So, hey, it’s not like I’m some young whippersnapper Adonis with hypertrophic eagle eyes or something. In fact, your complaint that our font is too small sent us into a whirlwind of in-house comparison-shopping. We held up our font to those of other magazines we receive in the office — New York Magazine, Texas Monthly, Portland Monthly — expecting to find ourselves in good company. See? Other established city magazines use this font size, so there! But ... uh, you may be right. Our font size is a teensieth* bit smaller than those of New York and Texas, so you needn’t pre-emptively write your letter off as the complaints of a reader whose aging generation we’re blithely snubbing in favor of “young people” with their fat, moist, healthy, 20/20 eyes. I know this sounds like gaseous PR, but we’re not consciously chasing after any particular demographic with our editorial work; rather, we just want to share stories, resources and enthusiasms about the city we love. (*Plays “kumbaya” on a ukelele*). You bring up a good point about the font; we’ll discuss it. How’s that?
 
As for the dearth of Summerlin-centric eats: I think it’d be worth investing in a better magnifying glass. Just a few DEALicious spots in or near your neighborhood: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Greens & Proteins, Pink Box Doughnuts, Smashburger, Five Guys, Kona Grill and Echo & Rig. 
 
Keep reading!
 
*that’s a technical typography term, possibly


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