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News Fri Nov 07 2008

Friday Happy Hour

• New online reality series "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Best Bartender" features two Chicagoans: Drawing Room's DJ Love (listed as being from Barrington) and Club Moda's Nikkole Palmatier. [via]

• Chicagoist tries Moto's pipette-tastic "Martini Library and Spring Thyme cocktails and pays tribute to Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Jill Jaracz digs Two Brothers' Oh Brother.

Half Acre rolls out barrels formerly owned by Goose Island.

• The Nightlife Examiner notes that Dick's Last Resort has moved into Marina Towers and The Zoo into the former Twisted Spoke Wrigleyville spot.

The Windy City Wine Guy contemplates which wines represent the presidential and VP candidates. (Hint: Merlot didn't win.)

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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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