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Restaurant Thu Nov 13 2008

Open Table's Appetite Stimulus Plan

Whether Bush's economic stimulus checks had any impact on the economy might be debatable, but Open Table's "Appetite Stimulus Plan" will most definitely stimulate our appetite. Between November 17 to 21 (that's Monday through Friday next week), more than a hundred restaurant in the Chicago area are offering three-course lunch for $24 and dinner for $35. Participating restaurants are nicely wide-ranging, from Custom House (steak) and Sushi Samba Rio (well, sushi) to Le Lan (modern Asian) and Aigre Doux (contemporary American). For those of you rooted in the suburbs, the list also includes a nice selection of restaurants outside of the city as well. Sounds like a good time to try out a new restaurant, or pay another visit to an old favorite.

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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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