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Event Tue Jun 26 2007

Cicadas Got Nothing on Yellowjackets, Tourists

Taste of Chicago, that yearly fest of "gastronomic revelry" (i.e. slightly overpriced food portions in Dixie Cups, sticky sidewalk and children as far as the eye can see, eighteen different "varieties" of pizza, and giant freaking turkey legs brandished with the kind of gusto that would make Uther proud), kicks off this Friday.

If you haven't been to the Taste, you should go. No really, bitchiness aside, it's a classic Chicago-in-the-Summer experience. And if the cicadas have been shy in your area, the Taste will fulfill all your swarming and buzzing needs (3.6 million people attended last year, according to the City).

If you have been to the Taste, well, you know how it is. New restaurants this year include Latin-Indian fusion spot Vermilion (yay!) and sandwich shop Potbelly's (wtf?), in addition to perennial favorites Rainbow Cone, Vienna Beef and Sweet Baby Ray's. The full list is here. The party ends July 8, so put your bib on and get downtown while you can.

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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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