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Monday, December 4

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Random Sat Jul 18 2009

Pitchfork Dining (with a side of whining)

Missed connection, woman for object
Where: At Pitchfork Music Festival, Friday night, during the Jesus Lizard.
Me: Red hair, green sweater.
You: Food, apart from the lone Whole Food tent, moderately stocked with hummus, guacamole, chips, and a few other things. Where were you? I know you'll be coming on Saturday and Sunday, but I thought I'd see more of you on Friday.

It may be an issue with vendors not wanting to come on Friday night, but this isn't the first year the Friday night lack of food has been a problem. The Whole Foods tent was predictably slammed the entire evening, and the Goose Island food tent was also running, but had a line so long that going there would've meant sitting out half of Built to Spill. A fest day that starts at 5 and ends around 10 will support more than two food booth.

Moving into the weekend proper, the selection of foodstuffs will be much better. My favorites include Wishbone (vegetarian-friendly, the corn muffins are great, love the black bean cake sandwich, and the unheated Hoppin' John is refreshing to eat when it's warm out) and Big Bite Catering (I had a refreshing blood orange cooler and a tasty chicken and gouda sausage from their tent at Folk & Roots last weekend). And the Whole Foods tent is a fine place to find things like fresh fruit during the long weekend outsdie. Ćevapčići is a little too meaty for my tastes, but I've heard good things about it. And, if none of the food sounds appealing, there's always Goose Island beer or Sparks.

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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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