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Event Mon Nov 08 2010

Join Us at a Michelin Guide Preview Party!

michelinguidechicago.jpgThe first Chicago edition of the famed Michelin Guide will make its debut next Wednesday, Nov. 17. Gapers Block Drive-Thru is joining with Explore Chicago, Eater Chicago, Metromix, Grub Street, and Chicago Bites to celebrate its release with a cocktail reception at the Violet Hour, 1520 N. Damen Ave.

On Monday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8pm, we'll have the back two-thirds of the Violet Hour, where complementary food and drinks will be served. Jen-Luc Naret, head of Michelin Guide, will be on hand to answer any questions about the guide -- short of revealing which restaurants received stars, that is. There will also be a way for you to sign up to receive a free copy of the Chicago guide when it comes out.

Only 150 tickets will be available for this event, and entry will be first come, first served at the door. Get your tickets now! Update: tickets are sold out.

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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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