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Video Fri Feb 11 2011

The Grid: Market Fisheries

"Market Fisheries" is the first short film in our new series, The Grid. These documentaries will be popping up all over Gapers Block and compiled in their own multimedia feature section. Enjoy!

Market Fisheries, located at 7129 S. State Street, has been owned and operated by the Brody Family since 1957. For more information about the store, see this Chicago Tribune article from 2009.

About The Grid

The Grid is a series profiling Chicago businesses, subcultures and landscapes. These short, lyrical documentaries aspire to be art cinema, ethnographies and experiments in form. Producer Ben Kolak's directorial debut, Scrappers, won Best Documentary at the 2010 Chicago Underground Film Festival and made Roger Ebert's top 10 list of documentary films in 2010. Editor Dave Nagel is a recent University of Chicago graduate.

 
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Whitney / February 11, 2011 9:57 PM

Beautiful work. Lyrical Documentary, I dig it. This is a fantastic addition to the site. Want more!

Jessica / February 12, 2011 1:45 AM

Fantastic. Can't wait to see more of these.

Mo / February 15, 2011 10:41 PM

Wonderful characters. Subtly inspiring storyline. Skillfully presented with incredible economy and flavor. Left me wanting much more - more story and more of that fish in my diet.

Cookie / February 16, 2011 6:15 PM

What a place! The people, the fish, and so much more. Thanks for letting us know about this well kept secret.

Susie / February 16, 2011 9:34 PM

Great characters! Makes me want to shop there! What's next? Looking forward too the newest video!

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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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