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Event Thu Aug 05 2010

15th Annual Retro on Roscoe to Feature Chili Cook-Off

Hungry for more than a cold brew and the standard festival band? Along with merchants, local restaurants and live entertainment this year's Retro on Roscoe street festival (2000 - 2300 W. Roscoe) will feature the annual Windy City Chili Cook-Off showcasing the entries of 25 cooks. On both Aug. 7 and 8 a $5 donation lets festival goers sample chili across three entry categories: chili, chili verde and salsa. See a detailed schedule of the cook-off here.

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Don / August 6, 2010 12:38 PM

went to this thing last year, loves me some chili

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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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