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Event Tue Mar 16 2010

Toast to Tap Water

Tap logo 2010 HIRES.pngThe U.S. Fund for UNICEF Tap Project® returns to Chicago next week during World Water Week (March 21-27). To help bring clean drinking water to children around the world, the Tap Project invites diners to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy free at participating restaurants. The project is in its fourth year and has netted almost $1.5 million. Funds raised this year will go mainly to support Haiti, Central African Republic, Guatemala, Togo and Vietnam. Visit the Tap Project web site for a complete list of participating Chicago restaurants.

The Tap Project kicks off this Friday with a cocktail and four-course dinner party at River North's Sunda (110 W. Illinois St.). Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person and include cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, a four-course family-style menu, open bar including cocktails by Grey Goose Vodka, sake, wine and champagne, tax and gratuity. Cocktail hour starts at at 7:00 pm followed by dinner at 8:00 pm. Festivities continue from 10:00 pm to midnight at Underground (56 W. Illinois St.). For tickets, email

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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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