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Event Wed Apr 29 2009

Soup and TIFs Tonight

Get over to the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) tonight for a special installment of the popular Soup and Bread series--"Soup and TIFs" will nourish the body and mind with yet another array of soups (from chefs at Swim Cafe, Celestial Kitchens, among others), but this time with discussion about the notorious TIF system in the city with 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, Reader political columnist Ben Joravsky and's Daniel O'Neil. Event runs 6-8pm, all donations will be given to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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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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