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Event Wed May 06 2009

The History of Hot Dogs, Dougs

Lately I've been thinking about that horrible hot dog-related come-on line that the Hipster Grifter used, and it's made me sad. Real sad. And a little grossed out.

But luckily the Chicago Foodways Roundtable has helped me regain my focus. Tonight at 7pm they'll be holding a lecture at Kendall College (900 North Branch) about the history of hot dogs (locally and worldwide) that will feature Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's and author and historian Bruce Kraig (Hot Dog: A Global History). Admission is $3 per person, free to Kendall students and faculty with ID. Free parking. RSVP required. No grifters allowed.

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chicago menu design / May 6, 2009 11:56 AM

Ahhh! I wish I could attend this, unfortunately I'm attending a concert at the House of Blues tonight.

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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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