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Openings Thu May 21 2009

Tilted Kilt Opens

tiltedkilt-nra.JPGAfter a few days of setbacks, Titled Kilt at 17 N. Wabash, 2nd floor (visible from the Madison L platform), is scheduled to open today.

Though you might call it MacHooters, this Scottish-themed franchise based out of Las Vegas serves up pub grub brought to you by waitresses dressed in wee kilts. They have 24 beers on tap, 17 more in bottles, including their own recipe Amber Lager, which is brewed by Pyramid but is only available at the restaurant. I tried the lager at the NRA Show, and it's pretty enjoyable--nothing that's really out of the ordinary, but a nice switch from a macrobrew.

The menu is pretty standard bar fare, with an extensive list of sandwiches, wraps, salads, entrees, and the standard fish and chips and shepherd's pie.

Titled Kilt hours are 11 am-2 am.

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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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