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Event Fri Jul 06 2007

Green City Summer BBQ Fest

Calling all BBQ aficionados! Next Thursday from 6 to 8 pm, head to the Green City Market Chefs’ Summer BBQ Festival for victuals grilled by 50 of Chicago’s top chefs is set for 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, July 12 in Lincoln Park. For $50 in advance, you'll get food by Mark Baker, Rick Bayless and more, plus beer and wine tastings, and live entertainment. Get your tix now at the Green City Market in Lincoln Park or online.


editorkid / July 6, 2007 1:51 PM

Even back when this was a reasonable $25, my experience with it wasn't that great. You'd really need to show up right at the opening to get any food, so folks with jobs in other parts of the city (like me) generally got table scraps. (Meant metaphorically, but qualitatively not inaccurate.) And frankly, unless there were just too many of us working stiffs cluttering up the glitterati's night out, I'm baffled by the $50 they've charged the last couple of years. If the Green City Market is struggling so severely that $50 is justified, something's wrong.

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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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