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Event Wed Aug 05 2009

Veggie Fest this Weekend

Veggie Fest hits Naperville this weekend with live music and a schedule packed full of food demonstrations like those from Karyn's and Chicago Diner. The food court includes Upton's Naturals and Dakshin Indian - among many other veg-friendly vendors. Shuttles ($3) run to and from the Lisle Metra station, paired with two outbound trains and two inbounds later in the day to get those from the city back. Free admission. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 4S175 N Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville.

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Rose / August 5, 2009 11:12 PM

I hear this is going to be even better than previous years! I've gone every year they've had it and the commute from Chicago to Naperville is well-worth it! It's so great having a whole festival dedicated to vegetarianism!

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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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