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Random Mon Oct 18 2010

Now Hiring: Graham Elliot, Grahamwich

grahamwich.jpgOpportunities abound in Chicago's restaurant world. This past summer, Grant Achatz turned to the twittersphere to alert his followers that Alinea was looking for help. Today, Graham Elliot followed suit by tweeting the following: "GE / G'wich alert: adding new members to our family. Cooks, servers, etc. Email Douche bags need not apply." In addition to being hilariously in character of Elliot to try and dissuade "douche bags" from submitting resumes, it's also the surest sign we've had in weeks that Grahamwich is step closer to being open. We can taste the truffle popcorn already. [via]

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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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