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Drink Wed Feb 23 2011

"The Loop" to Rival a "Manhattan"

Are you a MixMaster? A Mixologist? A fan of drink-making? If you're reading this, then I know you're already at least fond of Chicago, if not down-right in love with the place. Levi Stahl has requested someone create a quintessential Chicago cocktail that rivals a Manhattan or a Mint Julep.

He's got a great description of the different flavor profiles he's hoping the drink will have, but either way, he's requesting:

The next morning, it should feel like all eleven weeks of January have been jammed behind your eyes and left there to melt and trickle down your brainstem throughout the day.

Have you had a cocktail recently that fits his description? Or do you have your own recipe that you think deserves to be called "The Loop"? Let us know in the comments. As well as notifying Levi, of course.

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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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