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Monday, December 5

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Deals Thu Jan 20 2011

DMK Giving Away Free Bardstown Bacon-Bomber Milkshakes

Okay, well, that's not exactly true. It's not "free" in the literal sense that it will cost you no money. If you want to get all technical about it, this bourbon, bacon, toffee milkshake concoction is actually going to cost you $15. But that $15 includes a 2011 DMK Burger Bar Calendar, the proceeds of which go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository as part of their 365 Days of Giving campaign. So to put it all in perspective, for a mere $15 you get a milkshake that tastes like the best stuff on earth, a (probably) pretty decent calendar, and the warm, fuzzy feeling inside that you've helped feed this city's impoverished. Not a bad deal. [DMK Burger Bar]

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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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