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Event Tue Jan 19 2010

Dine Like They Do on the Discovery Channel

The Lincoln Park Zoo is hosting a couple of breakfasts with the animals this winter. On Valentine's Day, diners can enjoy breakfast with lions and tigers in the Kovler Lion House. The morning is the cats' most active time of day. Diners will get an early peek at the animals as the zoo's manager of carnivores talks about wild cats and answers questions about the behaviors on display. In March, the zoo will open the Regenstein Center for African Apes early, for another breakfast and talk. Like the big cats, the apes are most active early in the day, so the assistant curator of primates will be on hand to offer insight into ape behavior.

The feast with the felines is on Feb. 14 at 9:30am. Tickets, which must be purchased by Feb. 11, are $65 for zoo members and $75 for nonmembers.
Breakfast with the apes is on March 14 at 9am. Tickets are $65 for zoo members and $75 for nonmembers.

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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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