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Tuesday, October 26

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Event Fri Dec 17 2010

Publican Food Drive this Saturday

I don't know what they mean by "one amazing prize," but it could be on par with Oprah's VW bugs/bees..if you're planning to visit the Publican this Saturday between 1:30-3:30pm, bring a donation for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and you will be entered into a one prize only drawing. Free food? First choice reservations for a lifetime? The mind boggles.

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PoorTasteKristen / December 21, 2010 10:53 AM

Thanks for the tip! We have more ways to help the Chicago Food Depository at

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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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