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Drink Fri Oct 15 2010

The Macallan Cracks Open 30-Year Single Malt in the West Loop

Scotch fans, take note: tonight, 18-, 21-, 25-, and 30-year-old Macallan single malt is being tasted in the West Loop.

In town for a series of tasting events, Macallan reps are rolling out the red carpet at Venue One for the main event this evening, a "Master Class" hosted by the Macallan family's expert ambassador, Eden Algie. The Macallan 30-year-old single malt retails for over $1000, which might take some of the sting away from the $75 price tag on tonight's event.

If you're interested in tickets to the two-hour class, send an email to Venue One is located at 1044 W. Randolph.

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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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