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Drink Fri Sep 05 2008

Friday Happy Hour

The Chicago Traveler lists the city's gay leather bars (though Manhandler Saloon didn't make the cut).

• Time Out previews new bars Old Oak Tap and Chinaski's.

The Windy City Wine Festival is this weekend.

• Michael Nagrant talks with Bridget Albert about her Market Fresh Mixology book on NewCity's Booze Muse and on Hungry Mag, where he's posted an audio interview.

Beer Dorks takes on "dark" beer.

• And speaking of, Flossmoor Station is releasing its Collaborative Evil Belgian Style Strong Dark Ale on Sunday.

• Chicago Spirits Examiner reminds you to drink local.

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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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