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Event Tue Dec 16 2008

Share the Chef's Table

Chef's Table is an event series launched last month to grant regular foodies "exclusive access and one-on-one interaction" with some of Chicago's leading chefs -- without the exorbitant price tag that would usually accompany such access. It's the brainchild of The Local Tourist and Tweating Out. Each month, no more than 30 people -- "We didn't want it to become like a lecture," says TLT's Theresa Carter -- visit a local restaurant where they enjoy wine and food in a casual, intimate setting. At the first event, held at Powerhouse, 215 N. Clinton, featured Executive Chef Jeff Mauro's re-imagining of steakhouse fare, such as butterflied colossal shrimp with vanilla creme and aged balsamic, lump crab cakes and pulled pork mini-sandwiches. The conversation was lively, both with the chef and without, and the low cost -- just $25 per person -- meant everyone got a deal compared to a typical bill there.

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Chef's Table will be at D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark St., where Chef Andrew Easterday and Manager and Wine Director Adam Moore will mingle with the group. There were still spots available as I wrote this. Register now!

 
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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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