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News Thu Jun 26 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

• The Chicago Reporter, um, reports on 10 lawsuits to be filed against Taste of Chicago vendors by people who got salmonella poisoning last year. [via]

Dish dishes on a shake-up at Powerhouse, and asks Chef Michael Taus some questions about the upcoming Duchamp.

• Michael Nagrant picked up my lazy ice cream journalism call-out and ran with it at Serious Eats, rounding it out with a list of "best ice cream" contenders in a variety of categories.

• Nagrant also checks out the Bookbinder soup at the Drake.

Chicagoist gets the scoop on NoMi's new pastry chef, and reviews Crisp.

Time Out hits the road for some local delicacies.

• Alinea nabs #1 honors in this year's Chicago Zagat Guide, and MenuPages wonders what's behind the odd permalink URL on The Stew's post about it.

• The Stew gets the first look at Hub 51, but 312 Dining Diva heads to the basement to check out Sub 51, along with a couple other new and coming spots.

The New York Times tried 25 root beers, and Sprecher's was number one. (Gale Gand's came in 8th.)

• Kids are on the minds of both Gand and her business partner, Rick Tramonto.

Slice has had some extra Chicago pizza coverage lately, including Lou Malnati's deep dish and thin crust at Vito & Nick's.

Chicago chefs weigh in on NYC chef David Chang's decision to ban photos at his exclusive Momofuku Ko.

• Nothing better for a hangover than biscuits and gravy.

Edgewater Produce gets some love from Metroblogging.

Foodlife is going green.

• Chicago Bites visits Noon-O-Kabab and Swirlz.

• Two Bites in Suburbia continues to find crazy snackfood flavors.

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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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