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Event Tue May 11 2010

Sound Opinions Channel Their Inner Foodie

24744.jpgGreg Kot and Jim DeRogatis have dominated the music scene in Chicago with their criticism and wit for over twenty years. It's about time they branched off into food. The Sound Opinions duo is co-hosting Eat the Beat, an event that brings two of life's greatest things together - food and music. Eat the Beat will be held at the Blackbird (619 W. Randolph) on Thursday, May 27 to benefit Chicago Public Radio. Blackbird's executive chef Paul Kahan, who also works for the Publican, and Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal are preparing a multi-course dinner inspired by Kot and DeRogatis's musical choices for the night. Lush Wine and Spirits will be providing excellent wine pairings for each dish. No word on what the menu is yet, but I'll venture a guess that it's going to be heavily influenced by rock and roll.

Tickets for the event are $175 which covers you and a guest plus gratuity. All proceeds go to benefit Chicago Public Radio and Sound Opinions and a portion of your admission is tax deductible. Music, food, and a tax write-off? What a deal. Tickets can be purchased here. Dinner starts at 7 pm. Bring your opinions and appetite.

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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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