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Event Fri Jan 15 2010

Restaurants providing relief for Haiti

Dine out next week at participating Chicago-area restaurants and help victims of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake.

From Jan. 18 to 24, a bunch of local restaurants will offer diners the opportunity to contribute to Haitian relief efforts by adding $1 to their check. At the end of the week, the total amount donated will be forwarded to Heartland Alliance, a Chicago-based nonprofit sending a team to Haiti next week to participate in on-the-ground assessments and in planning emergency responses with governmental, international, and community groups. The group will focus on immediate protection services, short and long-term psychosocial services, and health care.

Here's a list of current participants. The list is growing, though, so check back for new partners -- and eat up next week!

Atwood Cafe
The Bristol
Chaise Lounge
Goose Island Clybourn
Hunt Club
Old Town Social
one sixtyblue
Prairie Grass Cafe
SUSHIsamba Rio
The Publican

UPDATE: Grub Street Chicago has a list of other restaurants raising money for Haiti relief.

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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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