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Event Thu Jan 13 2011

Chilifest at Rockit

It's officially comfort food season in Chicago, and food that is hot and hearty is in high demand for denizens of the Second City. Next week, starting January 17th, Rockit Bar and Grill in River North will be hosting their third annual Chilifest, a celebration of all things related to the most comforting of comfort foods, chili.

Chilifest runs the 17th through the 21st, with turkey chili, chili mac, vegan chili, and chili cheese fries offered on the menu every day during the fest. Each day there will be a specialty chili offered in addition to those choices. Those chilis include...

Monday, January 17
Bison Chili
(ground buffalo, buffalo sausage, pinto beans, apples)

Tuesday, January 18
Three Wild Hogs Chili
(braised wild boar, bacon, pork crackling, gigante beans, ancho chilies, pepper jack cheese)

Wednesday, January 19
The Locavore
(ingredients supplied by the Green City Market farmers and vendors)

Thursday, January 20
Ghost Chili
(hotter than the Guatemalan insanity pepper, black angus beef, red kidney beans, horseradish cheddar, chili threads)

Friday, January 21
Chicken Enchilada Chili
(shredded chicken, pinto beans, queso freso, cilantro, enchilada sauce)

Rockit Bar and Grill is located at 22 W. Hubbard St. Rockit's Wrigley location (3700 N. Clark St.) will be hosting an abbreviated Chilifest the 20th through the 22nd.

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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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