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Event Mon Feb 22 2010

Hot Chocolate Celebrates Tonight

Mindy Segal's Wicker Park eatery Hot Chocolate celebrates its fifth birthday tonight with a benefit fundraiser for Share Our Strength. Segal will be sharing cooking duties with a bevy of fellow chefs, among them Superstar Rick Bayless, mk's Michael Kornick, and Great Lake's Nick Lessins. Craft beers from Piece, the newly opened Revolution Brewery, Half Acre and Three Floyds add to the fun as well. Whoa! Cocktails at 6:30pm, dinner an hour later. Tickets $150.

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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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