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Event Fri Feb 19 2010

Chicago Restaurant Week, Minus the Weak

As you may know, another week of fine dining at low prices at selected restaurants has begun--Chicago Restaurant Week, which offers prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at places such as Naha, Boka, and the Gage (through February 28). But before you rush off to make reservations, the AV Club has a nice breakdown of which places are worth the scarlet letter of being the discount diner in the joint (The Lobby, Pane Caldo) and which ones are clearly not worth the effort, and in some cases, are actually making money off your visit.

My recommendation is to hit up Naha; I loved my meal so much that I left my digital camera in the taxi while heading back to work. That's how good it was.

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Brett / February 19, 2010 11:00 PM

Naha is my pick too. I took a chance and got a seat in the bar at lunchtime
It was so wonderful that I'm going back next week

Emily Withrow / February 20, 2010 11:44 AM

Indeed. I'll be there for lunch on Monday, but I'm also hitting up Il Mulino and Zealous later on in the week. Mm.

jw / February 21, 2010 3:49 PM

Naha's website says they have an upcoming "$80 Gift Certificate for $40" from Groupon. That might be an even better deal?

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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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