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Tuesday, November 29

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News Fri Oct 03 2008

Friday Happy Hour

• Chicagoist's Karl Klockars interviews the Violet Hour's Toby Maloney.

A judge has ordered the proprietors of Jimbo's, the popular White Sox bar, to vacate, most likely closing that chapter in history.

• Beer Dorks rate Pull-Chain Pail Ale and Sacred Cow high; Corolla, not so much.

Chuck Sudo likes Blanche de Bruxelles.

Beer (& More) in Food reviews some Oktoberfest releases.

Half Acre Beer's brewery equipment is on its way here from Colorado; the fermenting tanks are expected to arrive Monday. We'll have some photos for you then.

• The Chicago Spirits Examiner hates the idea of a "best place to buy spirits" post -- but writes it anyway.

Rushmore has become Addiction, a sports bar. Because we needed another one of those.

• Haberdasher Graham Thompson recommends Artis's Lounge at Decider.

• The Windy City Wine Guy explains what the terms "organic" and "biodynamic" mean in wine.

• Need to fly with wine? Here's how to do it safely and securely.

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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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