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Event Mon Sep 06 2010

Chicago Chef Battle 2010

Cheer on some of your favorite hometown chefs as they go head to head in the Chicago Chef Battle 2010, presented by WBEZ-FM.

Taking place at the Goose Island Brewery loading dock, 1800 W. Fulton Street, competitors include Chef Sean Sanders (Browntrout), Chef Cody V. Butler (Boiler Room), Chef David Carrier (Kith & Kin), Chef Barry Sorkin (Smoque BBQ), and Chef Ryan Hutmacher (Centered Food Chef Studios).

The chefs will each be challenged to pair a dish with a selected Goose Island Beer, and they must also use that beer in their recipe.

The Sep. 23 competition kicks off the station's Off-Air series featuring monthly cultural events throughout the city. Upcoming events can be found on the station's website.

To purchase tickets to enjoy food, beer, and judging privileges, go here.

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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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