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Monday, October 18

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Event Tue Nov 09 2010

Take a Half-Day, Meet Your Favorite Chefs

Starting this Wednesday, if you take a half-day at the office, you can get a late-lunch tour with three local chefs. Between 2:30 and 5:30pm, Flight Chicago will take you to three restaurants where you'll meet the chef, get to scope out the kitchen and all that happens behind the scenes, and end with a bite and some booze, and of course a Q&A with the chef. The tab for your VIP tour? $125. Not bad when you consider where they're taking you: There's the West Town Flight, which features Branch 27, Green Zebra, and Mexique on Wednesdays; the Bucktown Flight, which takes you to the Bristol, Spring, and Feast on Thursdays; and the West Loop Flight, where you check out Sepia, Province, and Carnivale on Tuesdays.

Book online with Flight Chicago, flights are available through November and December.

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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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