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Event Wed May 27 2009

A Buffet AND Aerial Contortionists?

On Saturday June, 20th, new nightclub District will be hosting a benefit for Chicago's Jobs For Youth, a non-profit organization that helps young men and women from low-income families enter the job market and the economic mainstream.

Tickets are $95, and include an "open bar, lavish buffet supper, live and silent auction, and entertainment" which promises to be fire breathers, aerial and ground contortionists and more.

District is located at 170 West Ontario.

Jobs For Youth is located at 17 North State Street, Sixth Floor.

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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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