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Event Tue Aug 03 2010

The Three C's: Cruise, Cupcakes, and Champagne

Flirty Cupcakes normally cruises the streets of Chicago delivering treats from a van called "Big Blue" and letting customers know where to find 'em by updating their Facebook and Twitter feeds. But on Tuesday, August 10 you won't need to check their Twitter feed to find them, head on over to Shoreline's Navy Pier (Ogden slip) dock and get ready for one sweet night!

The Flirty Cupcakes Cruise is being held on Tuesday, August 10 at 7 pm and you're invited! For $30 dollars you'll sample Flirty Cupcakes minis, drink champagne (there's also a cash bar), and enjoy a gorgeous cruise on Lake Michigan.

There are only 80 tickets available, so don't wait to snap up these tickets!

And if you want something savory prior indulging on the Flirty Cruise, Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier is offering ticket holders a 10% discount on dinner before the cruise!

I had the "Curious George" last week and it was phe-nom-nom-nom-enal!

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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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