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Contest Wed Sep 15 2010

Put That In Your Smoker

Tie on the bib and stuff your pockets with Wet-Naps: Moonshine's third annual Rib-A-Que is right around the corner.

Amateur and professional competitors -- including Smoke Daddy, Honky Tonk BBQ, SmallBar, Sheffield's, and the Chicago Police Department, as well as co-sponsors Socca and Moonshine -- will vie for the Smoke-Out Champion title on Saturday, September 25. Each team must prepare 30 racks of baby back ribs as well as a side dish. Two winners will be determined: one by popular vote, the other by a panel of judges.

Tickets, which are $25 in advance or $35 at the door, include voting rights and unlimited samples, but not booze. (But since the event's also sponsored by Jim Beam, Effen Vodka, and Miller, odds are you'll be able to find something to wash those ribs down with.)

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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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