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Event Mon Nov 15 2010

I've Got My Glögg To Keep Me Warm

gloggfestgoose.jpgHoliday warming is coming early this year. Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will host this years first ever St. Morten's Glöggfest. For those of us with -son, -strom, and -quist suffixes, you know how it goes. As soon as it's cold enough to don a Nordic sweater, suddenly you become overwhelmingly thirsty. You need something warm, soothing, and potent.

As a Swede who's mother lives far away, Simon's Tavern gladly fills the spot. Their homemade glögg, a Nordic mulled wine, enforced by vodka or aquavit speckled with raisins and almonds, is as authentic as you can get.

We're getting to sample Simon's early this year at St. Morten's Glöggfest (this Saturday from 7-10pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 North Clark). For $30, you get three cups of glögg, Swedish treats from Svea, music by Daphne Willis and a silent auction with wares of the neighborhood. And just in case three glasses won't do the trick, the after party continues across the street at Simon's afterward. Tickets available in advance here, $30 each.

 
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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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