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Random Wed Mar 14 2007

Lunch Sanctuary in the Loop

Art Institute Gardens.jpgTuesday's glorious weather made it a fine time to be lunching outside. Office workers in mass brought their lunches to the Art Institute's south garden - a semi-private square set just far enough from northeast corner of Jackson and Michigan to perhaps make one forget for a moment that they're downtown. Lunch-takers sat on stone ledges surrounding a regular pattern of trees whose branches seem to come together into a single screen above. Set your calendar for lunch here in a couple of weeks and hope it's warm again. The garden is free. And Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 the museum is, too.

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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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