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Publication Mon Mar 19 2007

Gastropub is Not an Illness

The Tribune's Good Eats section has an interesting article about gastropubs, a pub or bar that specializes in high-quality food rather than standard bar fare. Many are familiar with gastropubs; if you have ever been to a Gapers Block gathering at the Hopleaf you know what;s going on, even if Hopleaf doesn't care for the term. The article also includes some recipes from a few of the gastropubs in Chicago, such as Cooper's “Flank steak with mashers and green peppercorn sauce” and BB's “Pork shanks with sausages and 'kraut.” And if that's not enough, some beer paring suggestions for restaurant dishes and your own meals.

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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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