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Event Mon Jan 12 2009

Chicago Restaurant Week Returns

Start planning! Chicago Restaurant Week 2009 will be February 20-27, with some new faces this year (the Gage, Japonais) and returning participants like Naha and Aria. Three-course prix-fixe lunches are $22 (and dinners $32) this year, which of course doesn't include the gigantic bottle of Cris you'll be ordering with your meal. Because at these prices, we can all afford to live The Good Life.

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Derek G. / January 25, 2009 2:06 PM

Check out the Unofficial Guide to Chicago Restaurant Week at

You can search for restaurants by cuisine type or by neighborhood, and you can find participating restaurants' special restaurant week menus by clicking on the names of individual restaurants on the "Restaurants" page.

Not all restaurants are listed yet, as the site just recently went live, but all should be listed within the next few days.

There's also a "News" page with daily updated news about Chicago-area restaurants, including other special deals.

If you like what you see at, become a fan of The Unofficial Guide to Chicago Restaurnat Week on Facebook.

Harvey Morris / February 3, 2009 10:34 PM

You can find the original and complete list of participating restaurants for Chicago Restaurant Week (including special menus) at the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau's website . It's the only site with the latest, up-to-the-minute listings. Three new restaurants were added today and the list continues to grow to over 136 restaurants.

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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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