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Event Wed Dec 09 2009

Rick Bayless Creates Freebie Menu for Late-Night Street Cart

ketelonecanteen.jpgDon't want to pay Xoco prices for Mexican street food by Rick Bayless? Then visit Mariano Park this Thursday, Friday or Saturday night to enjoy free Bayless-created tortas and tacos. Chef has teamed up with Ketel One Vodka to design the Chicago menu for the Ketel One Canteen, a national project to promote responsible drinking this holiday season.

Enjoy complimentary Black Bean and Caramelized Onion and Beef Tortas, Black Bean and Chorizo Tortas, Roasted Poblano Potato Tacos and Pork Tinga Tacos. The Canteen will also offer bottles of water and free rides home. Sound too good to be true? Bayless will not be at the Canteen, but there will likely be lines as if he were there. The Ketel One Canteen will be in Mariano Park (Bellevue Pl. and Rush St.) this Thursday-Saturday, December 10-12, from midnight to 2am.

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MarvinM / December 13, 2009 11:49 PM

Last Saturday, We visited the Mariano Park along with some friends and it was one extra-ordinary fine night since we enjoyed the free Bayless-created tortas and tacos. And it was so good and tasty too. Of course, our savings account were save since it was for free and we don’t need to dine in expensive Mexican restaurant just to have tacos and toras. Hope there’s more for the coming Christmas holiday.

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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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