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Tuesday, October 3

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Drink Fri Aug 15 2008

Friday Happy Hour

Time Out has your mojito hook-up. (Backstory here.)

• Our friend Gabriel Magliaro of Half Acre Beer is now writing a beer column for UR Chicago.

The Food Chain reports from the Great Taste of the Midwest, as does Beer Dorks.

Chuck Sudo does the Kalamazoo Hop.

• Mmm, beer floats.

Chicago Bar Olympics. Yes.

• Chicago Drinks calls Potter's in the Palmer House an instant classic.

• The Caffeine Examiner tries a couple questionable caffeinated alcohol options -- tequila and a malt liquor energy drink with wormwood.

For those who don't...

• Interested in learning latte art? Intelligentsia will teach you how.

The Simple Leaf redesigned its site, with tones of info on teas of all sorts.

Thinking of Drinking taste-tests Fentiman's sodas.

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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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