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Drink Thu Sep 16 2010

The Happy Margarita Summer Project: Mexico Bicentennial Edition

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the day Miguel Hidalgo, priest, academic and revolutionary, called on his Mexican compatriots to rise up against their Spanish colonizers. It's a historic day, to be sure, one deserving of serious reflection and oration -- as well as celebration.

And that's our specialty at The Happy Margarita Summer Project.

Whether you mix your margaritas using your own recipe or simply order them at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, mark the occasion today by leaving a comment describing your most life-changing margarita experience.

For those of you who have yet to know the true pleasures of the margarita, make today the day you vow to cast off your sour mix and unfetter yourselves from the inhumanity that is frozen-margaritas-in-a-bucket! Join us in our ongoing quest for the best margarita in Chicago!

And, though we can't be together, know that today we raise a well-balanced margarita in salute to Mexico's Bicentennial!

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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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