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Tuesday, October 3

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News Thu Nov 20 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

• Compare and contrast these approaches to making recipes from the Alinea cookbook: Decider/Reader and Alinea at Home. Oh, and Metromix (no photos, alas). I'm looking forward to having some time to try one myself.

• Chicago Pizza Club's Daniel Zemans reviews the Obama family's favorite pizza (previously) for Slice, as well as the president-elect's personal fave from a St. Louis shop.

• It's suburban week on The Stew. Stew veteran Kevin Pang returns for a review of Five Guys in Oakbrook, while Oak Park's Briejo and Glenview's Jolane's Cafe & Wine Bar get First Bite treatments.

• MenuPages rounds up Thanksgiving coverage from both the Tribune and Sun-Times for convenient perusal.

• 312 Dining Diva gives an overview of Thanksgiving meals to go offered by city restaurants.

• The Chicago Food Examiner lists places to pick up a turkey for next week, while Chicago Dining Examiner gives thanks for local free-range turkey.

Part two of Sky Full of Bacon's "There Will Be Pork" is now up. Watch both parts here if you like.

Dish talks to 25-year Levy vet John McLean about future plans, and learns a little about 90 Miles Cuban Cafe's Alberto Gonzalez's history.

• Also from Chicago Magazine, Urban Belly's Bill Kim gets the Front Burner treatment, a chocolate academy rises in the West Loop, and Jeff Ruby explores a foreign (British? Australian?) supermarket.

• Chicagoist catch up once again with "Top Chef" alums Stephanie Izard and Dale Levitski. Oh, and they're celebrating National Vegan Month.

Chicago Bites checks out Mexique.

Chicago Foodies finds a great deal on lobster...

• ...and L20 Blog shares some tips on how to cook them. Oh, and L20 has a wine blog now, too.

• Continuing with seafood, Edibility collects fish'n'chips places.

• The Local Beet has an 18-point guide to local eating, as well as a look at what to expect from a CSA.

• Wonder what bread service looks like at Avenues these days?

• It's the time of the year to once again point you to Mondo Fruitcake, the world's only blog devoted to that unfairly maligned holiday treat.

UPDATE: Two scoops of Stephanie Izard: 312 Dining Diva reports Izard is teaming up with the guys behind Boka, Landmark and Perennial for her forthcoming restaurant, which Time Out reports will be called The Drunken Goat.

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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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