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News Thu Oct 04 2007

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So much "Top Chef" to talk about! Joe Gray at the Stew talked with runner-up Dale Levitsky right after the finale; you can bet that the lamb dish will be on the menu at his new restaurant (he told Zagat it's coming next spring). Chicagoist live-blogged it along with us, but also had someone in the studio audience. They also had a long talk with Dale earlier in the week. While we wait for Bourdain's take, you'll have to make do with Rocco DiSpirito's.

Meanwhile, The Stew has been seeking out filming locations for "Top Chef: Season 4," which is shooting here in Chicago. So far, they've learned that the Green City Market and the Boystown Whole Foods will be regular shopping locations. Know anything we should know? We'd love to hear it.

In other news, the coverage of Charlie Trotter's 20th anniversary continues, with a cover story in Time Out and the Trib's Monica Eng's story of spending a day in the Trotter's kitchen -- along with half a dozen other celebrity chefs cooking the $1500 a seat anniversary dinner. (Read to the end for the least summercamp-like s'mores recipe you'll ever see.)
Some early coverage of the new Honky Tonk Barbecue in Pilsen. Dish has an interview with owner Willie Wagner, and The Stew has a look inside. (I'm a little bitter still about being the first person in line not to eat when Honky Tonk ran out of food at the Hideout Block Party last month. But I'll give'em another chance.)

• Michael "Ubiquitous Foodie" Nagrant suggests some alternatives to the same old bags of Halloween candy on Centerstage.

• The Food Chain continues to stalk follow The Violet Hour's every move. Does Mike Sula own stock or something?

• Hey, KIPlog's FOODblog is back!

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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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