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Publication Thu Feb 15 2007

Surveying the competition

A hat tip and wave back to Chicago Magazine, who gave a little love our way in this week's Dish newsletter, their weekly dispatch of Chicago restaurant news, interviews and gossip. Dish is a free feature on their website, and if you subscribe, you can get the latest in your inbox every Wednesday. I usually find, in each issue, one or two new restaurants to add to my ever-growing list of Restaurants I Want To Try, as well as a bite-size portions of industry chatter. The authors, Penny Pollack and Jeff Ruby, seem to be aware of every new restaurant months before anyone else. Sign up at

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Miranda / February 15, 2007 1:00 PM

It's true! Dish is a great way to stay in touch with the latest industry gossip, especially if you are *in* the industry and too tired/busy/hungover to keep up with who's working where and opening what on your own.

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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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