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Event Mon Mar 17 2008

Tap that Charity

From March 16-22, a range of selected local restaurants (e.g. A Mano, Vie, D'Agostinos and Uncommon Ground) will be participating in the UNICEF Tap Project, a benefit that asks diners to pay an extra $1 of their meal cost to support clean, accessible drinking water worldwide. Visit one of these restaurants tonight to support this worthwhile cause.

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anne / March 17, 2008 1:47 PM

Just had lunch at Bat 17 in Evanston, one of the participating restaurants. The water comes in a Stella glass, which makes one feel like it's a bargain at only $1.

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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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