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Deals Tue Feb 08 2011

Tour de Cafe: Explore Chicago's Coffee Shops

tourdecafe.jpgFor coffee drinkers, the newly launched Tour de Cafe offers a deal that's hard to pass up. For $20, you get passport entitling you to a cup of coffee at each of 20 of the city's independent coffee shops on the North and West Sides and Evanston -- from ING Direct up to Other Brother, from Dollop to New Wave.

Among the 20 shops are a couple that roast their own beans, including Asado, Filter, Metropolis and Star Lounge. Throw in the Bridgeport Coffee Company beans at Cafe Mustache and the Intelligentsia beans at Coffee Studio and elsewhere, and you've got a sampling of pretty much all the artisanal coffee roasters in town represented (if not Intelligentsia stores themselves). The passport is good from March 1, 2011 till March 1, 2012 which should give you plenty of time to make it through them all.

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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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