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Random Mon Feb 02 2009

Liveblogging "No Reservations" Chicago

We'll be liveblogging the Chicago episode of "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel tonight at 9pm. Watch along with us and keep refreshing this post!

To get ready for the show, check out Anthony Bourdain's itinerary and his blog entry about the episode.

OK, the live blog is now closed, but feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

Oh yeah! The contest! We have a copy of "No Reservations" Collection 3 to give away. Enter to win by emailing contests @ with the answer to this question: What was the one dish that Tony didn't like on tonight's episode? We'll take entries till noon, then pick a winner at random from the correct entries. UPDATE: Congratulations Krissy! The answer is the Mighty Dog, a tamale and hot dog together on a bun, smothered with chili.

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printdude / February 2, 2009 10:39 PM

I've gotta say, Mr. Bourdain seems way too likeable to waste time with him inside of a restaurant. Perhaps he can make it back for Pitchfork, onsixtyblue, and a march east on randolph. That would be phenomenal. Pay per view worthy, even.

Art / February 3, 2009 8:27 AM

I thought he was pretty turned off at the mother in law. I think that was the one thing he didn't like.

Art / February 3, 2009 8:47 AM

...the big messy dog creation that he knew he would uncomfortably reminded of later.

SurfChicago / February 3, 2009 9:27 AM

He definitely should have hit a Jibarito joint. Alinea was a glaring omission and Arun's would have been interesting.. That being said,I thought the show captured the breadth of our food culture pretty well. cheers.

m / February 3, 2009 10:43 AM

Devon and Argyle.

Michelle / February 3, 2009 3:11 PM

His musical and cultural (aside from culinary) touchpoints are approx. 1994. I don't think he'd get Pitchfork unless they had an All Tomorrow's Party thing.

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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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