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Event Mon Jan 11 2010

Blue Sky Singles Dinner Party

bakerylogo.pngI know that it is only January 11th but drugstores and supermarkets have already created a pink and red-filled aisle in anticipation for Valentine's Day. For many singles in the city, this "Hallmark Holiday" is anticipated with dread. However, Blue Sky Inn, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established to provide educational, cultural and recreational activities to at-risk youth in Chicago, is eager to give you an event to look forward to. Blue Sky Inn is throwing two Singles Dinner Parties. On Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th at 7 pm, Blue Sky will be hosting dinner parties just for single folks.

Eight men and eight women at each party, and the guests will be paired up with a partner to help prepare one of the courses of the meal. You will have an opportunity to show off your cooking skills or learn a few new tricks while becoming acquainted with someone new.

Registration is $30 per person, and includes a four-course meal with complimentary wine pairings. If you are ready to meet someone new, send Blue Sky an email ( with your name, age, and whether you have a preference for Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th.

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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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