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Event Sat Feb 07 2009

V-Day Round-up, Round 2

Still haven't made Valentine's Day reservations yet? Here are a few more options. (Phone first; prices do not include tax or gratuity.)

Now stop dilly-dallying, before all the good tables are taken!

May Street Market's Valentine's Day menu runs Thursday, Feb. 12, through Saturday, Feb. 14. The West Town spot will feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu, plus an amuse bouche canapé. The cost per person is $60, or $85 with wine pairings.

Morton's The Steakhouse will feature a special Wildflower Champagne Cocktail, an imported - and edible - wild hibiscus flower topped with Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, all yours for $16.

Uncommon Ground is also mixing it up with Valentine's Day cocktails, including Sky Rockets in Flight, with sparking wine, St. Germaine, Mata Hari absinthe, and a sugar cube; and the Latin Lover, a "Tall, Dark & Spicy Haute Cocoa spiked with Kahlua, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon hearts." (Sexy.) A three-course dinner is $35 per person, or $55 per person with wine pairings.

Bruce Sherman has put together a special tasting menu for Valentine's Day guests at North Pond, featring dishes with tantalizing ingredients such as black truffles, lobster and passion fruit. Cost is $100 per guest, or $150 with wine pairings.

Sepia has big and little eaters covered with the five-course "Eros" menu for $70, and the three-course "Cupid" menu for $55.

At Logan Square gem Lula, they'll be whipping up a special menu featuring soup, salad, pasta, and steak, plus artisanal cheeses and pastries, for $70 per person.

In addition to a full menu, Volo in Roscoe Village will also offer a $35 three-course, prix fixe dinner, with custom wine pairing for $30 extra.

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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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