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News Wed Apr 02 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

Bite Club, "the world’s first social networking site designed for, and created by, members of the food and bar industry," isn't local, but it sure looks interesting.

North Shore Distillery is coming out with its own absinthe! [via]

• The battle of the fro-yos continues to heat up. Mike Sula says Red Mango is worth the hype. Starfruit's Wicker Park store opens April 15, so we'll see how it stacks up.

• Butter's Ryan Poli is back in Chicago to helm the upcoming Perennial, which will have quite the wine list, apparently.

• Here's a sneak peak at the menu at Graham Elliot Bowles' eponymous restaurant. [via]

Dish talks to Rob Levitt about the upcoming Mado.

Are people really unclear on what ceviche is?

• Been awhile since we heard about Coalfire.

• Chicago MenuPages took a look at food at The Cell, Wrigley and other ballparks in honor of opening day this week.

The city is your oyster, says Bill Daley.

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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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