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News Thu May 08 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

• Continuing the coverage of Alinea and Grant Achatz: Not one but two profiles in the June issue of Chicago magazine. Plus Men's Vogue has a profile, and the restaurant landed at #21 on S.Pelligrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Time Out runs down the best of outdoor seating.

• Nagrant finally made it to Tufano's Vernon Park Tap, recently honored by the James Beard Foundation, and is disappointed by lackluster food and indifferent service.

• Hungry Mag also has a nice photo set from McWethy Farms, a hydroponic heirloom tomato farm, to go with his Sun-Times article on the place.

• Sepia's Peter Vestinos wrote about his experience behind the bar at the USBG National Cocktail Competition for Time Out's blog.

• It's not just your imagination: celebrity chefs from all over are flocking to Chicago to open restaurants.

Dish gets an early word on Mixteco Grill, new to the doomed corner of Montrose and Ashland, and talks with food writer Patricia Wells and her husband Walter, and chef-writer Craig W. Priebe.

The Food Chain reports on fugu liver and the controversy surrounding whether you can eat it.

• I know this looks like a brownie, but it's really gingerbread.

• We're the 8th best restaurant city in the world, according to Food & Wine.

The Veggie Train debunks some vegetarian myths.

Chicago Bites tries Bull-eh-dia's Tapas Bar.

Phil Vettel contemplates dim sum for brunch.

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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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