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Publication Mon Nov 08 2010

Kickstarting a Restaurant Guide

beatcopsguide.jpgThe Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats is a new book by former police sergeant David Haynes and author Christo­pher Gar­ling­ton, giving readers a look at the Chicago food scene through the eyes of, yes, a CPD cop on the beat. Lake Claremont Press has been trying to publish the book for more than a year, but the ongoing economic conditions have kept that from happening. So, rather than shelve it permanently, the authors and the Press have turned to Kickstarter to crowdsource the first printing.

They're looking to raise $5,000 by Dec. 5, and pledges of $18 or more will get you one or more autographed copies of the book, along with increasingly interesting premiums. The book itself will include $34 in coupons good at some of the locations reviewed, making it a pretty good investment.

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Richard D. Nowak / November 10, 2010 4:24 AM

If you saw these guys in person, you would have ZERO doubt that they are experts in eating. BON APPETIT !!

Marla Levie / November 13, 2010 12:30 PM

So I'm guessing that they are offering something better than hospital or nursing home food?

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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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