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Random Mon Aug 31 2009

City Provisions Presents the Eat Local Challenge

City Provisions, a Chicago catering company committed to using local, sustainable and organic foods, is challenging anyone who needs a meeting catered to step outside of their comfort zone and, instead of defaulting to the typical catering choices, to buy local.

"We feel people are too comfortable with processed meat and cheese, but it's easy to go that route when it's the cheap option," says Cleetus Friedman, owner, City Provisions.

Through October 16 City Provisions will be matching the price of the more conventional caterers in its Eat Local Challenge and is offering lunch platters for just $13/person in an effort to help people understand the reason their competitor's prices are so inexpensive. This includes assorted local sandwiches, choice of seasonal side, homemade organic chips and homemade cookies.

I've had the pleasure of attending one of the monthly supper club events City Provisions hosts and I can assure you that, if you let them cater your next meeting, you'll see that there is no excuse not to buy local.

 
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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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