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Bar Sun Aug 08 2010

Get Your Dive Bar On (In 83 Days)

Attention hipster-Parisian wannabes: you still have time to find the perfect "looks like I pulled these out of the dollar bin at the local Salvation Army but really cost me a pretty penny" 501s and Ray-Bans. Maude's Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph St., a French barbecue joint set to open in less than three months, will be "like a dive bar in Paris" according to owner Brendan Sodikoff of Gilt Bar fame. In a recent interview with Chicago magazine, Sodikoff says fare will include "fresh-made sausage, grilled food and a raw bar." You can check out the bar's construction blog here (and with Sodikoff acknowledging that timing is subject to change, you might just have time to grow out a looks-believable shaggy hipster do in time for the grand opening).

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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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