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News Sun Aug 10 2008

Mmm, Midweek Weekend Links

• Vital Information tips us off to the launch of The Local Beet, a new site dedicated to local eating. (I wonder how TastyBeat feels about that logo.)

• Speaking of Tasty Beat, this week they share where Violet Hour gets the herbs for its scrumptious cocktails.

• Epicurious' Raphael Kadushin spares us the Bayless and deep dish in his list of favorite Chicago eateries, partly in response to fellow epicurean Michael Y. Park's request for suggestions.

• Chuck Sudo at Chicagoist lists a few beer tasting events you should check out, and picks He'Brew Origin as the beer of the week.

• Michael Nagrant loves a good huarache like they make at Dona Chio.

• Nagrant has also been thinking a lot about breakfast lately over at Hungry Mag, discussing the future of our first meal with several top Chicago chefs and recalling his first eggs benedict.

• While on the subject, Dejamo's Distracted about hashbrowns.

• At The Stew, Monica Eng tries U-Food, while Renee Enna asks when sampling the produce at a supermarket crosses the line into stealing.

&bulll; Dish gets the early word about three restaurants planned for theWit Hotel, opening later this year.

• Mmm, octopus.

• At KIPlog's FOOD, some foodporn from Dengeo's.

• Pat Bruno tips us off to Ballo's meatball recipe contest. Get yours in by Aug. 15.

Thrillist digs Yats, a cajun-by-way-of-Indianapolis place in the West Loop.

MenuPages Chicago notes that there are no photos of C-House on flickr (as of Aug. 7), versus more than a hundred for both L.20 and graham elliot.

• And speaking of L.20 and graham elliot, The Ulterior Epicure gives the former an ultimately not quite spectacular review, and declares the latter "critic proof."

• Meanwhile, Phil Vettel only gives graham elliot two stars.

• And over at L.20... what the hell is that thing?

• Heather Shouse lets us know that Chef Martial Noguier is leaving one sixtyblue for Café des Architectes at the Sofitel.

Chicago Gluttons live up to their name at Japonais.

Eating the World checks out Miss Asia.

• Sky Full of Bacon notes the opening of Bull-eh-Dias!, a tapas bar on Southport.

• The Chicago Burger Project is still plugging away, this time assessing the burger at The Grafton in Lincoln Square.

312 Dining Diva tips us to the Beer Olympics at Mahoney's Pub & Grill August 17. Get your "national" team ready for beer pong, flippy cup, bags, Quarters, Ping Pong, Golden Tee and pool.

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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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