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Event Wed May 19 2010

Get on the Paella Parade

Add this to your summer social to-dos.

On Thursday, June 17, 2010 the first annual El Coto De Rioja Chicago Paella Parade will kick off on the rooftop of Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park. Join the Socialites Network of Chicago and the Lincoln Park Young Professionals as they celebrate the cuisine of Spain with El Coto de Rioja Wines. Watch as Chicago chefs and restaurateurs showcase their Paella-making skills. Live music will be provided by Shana Patrone with Bongo Drums DJ Ray and emceed by Fox- Chicago Sports' own Lou Canellis. Enter to win one of several raffle prizes provided by Paul Stuart, Mike George Fitness System, Blue Star Jets, Pratesi Linens and Natural Beauty Med Spa.

Tickets are $30 before June 17 and $40 at the door. For more information, contact Lincoln Park Young Professionals at or 312-642-5097.

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Raven Tarpley / June 11, 2010 2:10 AM

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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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