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Event Mon Apr 06 2009

Beer Me Some History Tonight

Although the 21st Amendment would be ratified several months later, a great burden was lifted off the shoulders of soaks everywhere at midnight on April 7, 1933: prohibition of the sale of beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight. It's been 76 years, and America still loves to imbibe, so head over to Goose Island Brewery (1800 N. Clybourn) tonight from 6:30-9pm to celebrate with the Chicago History Museum. Beers, appetizers, lectures about Prohibition, and a limited edition History Pub Crawl brew are yours for the sipping. Tickets $45-50.

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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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