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Random Wed Apr 29 2009

When Club Lago Reopens...

Waiting for Club Lago to ReopenLast month Club Lago, an Italian restaurant in River North, was recently forced to temporarily close after a chimney collapsed onto its building. I pass the restaurant every day on my walk to and from work and last week I noticed they put a gigantic white board over the front door and posed the question: "What dish are you missing the most?" I thought this was an interesting way to interact with customers and to draw the attention of passersby. I have never been to Club Lago but I definitely plan on checking it out when it reopens.

What dish are you missing the most?

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Joe / May 3, 2009 3:21 PM

Actually, the best thing at Lago is the bread they serve before your meal. It's easy to overdo it and have no appetite for lunch.

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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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