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Event Wed Nov 11 2009

Drink & Shop for a Cause

Drinking and shopping goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, right? The Chicago Chapter of the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) certainly thinks so, and to that end, they've paired with twelve boutiques in the West Loop for an evening of shopping and cocktails tomorrow night from 5-9 PM. Each boutique will feature a different classic cocktail (for ages 21+), where you can sip and learn about the drink's history, and shop from unique clothing and accessory lines. LUPEC will also collect donations to benefit Greenhouse Shelter.

The partnering boutiques include: 2 Sisters Boutique (1167 W. Madison), Spex & Spex Luminaire (1130 W. Madison), Smitten Boutique & Magnificent Milestones (1041 W. Madison), Fig Tree (1037 W. Madison), Tribeca Boutique (1035 W. Madison), Takohl Gallery, (110 N. Peoria), Bess & Loie (1015 W. Lake), Koros Art + Style (1039 W. Lake). Pick up a map from any participating store, and create your own tour of imbibing enjoyment.

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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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