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Event Tue Apr 19 2011

Earth Day Dining Deals

Earth Day formally the day on which we all make "personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably" is this Friday, April 22nd. In the last few years the culinary world has taken huge strides to be leaders in the sustainability movement. From sourcing local ingredients, building energy efficient kitchens and LEED certified restaurants, and focusing on seasonal dishes chefs have in Chicago have been leading the pack and deserve a little celebration for their efforts on Earth Day.

Thursday, April 21st: uncommon ground on Clark Street is hosting a four course dinner with pairings featuring Michigan's Seedling Fruit Farm and wines from Von Beaumont distributing of Downers Grove. The first course begins with blue point oysters with five citrus mignonette paired with m lawrence "sex" brut rose. Tickets are $40, excluding tax and tip. Reservations required: 773.929.3680. More details here.

Friday, April 22nd: Province and City Provisions are joining forces to create a soiree in celebration of local foods and spirits. Chef Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions and Chef Randy Zweiban of Province have cooked up a multi-course seasonal, sustainable finger food menu highlighting local farms paired with cocktail creations from Death's Door Spirits. Tickets are $55. Reservations required: or 773.293.2489.

These are just a few options but this Earth Day, consider supporting your favorite "earth-friendly" restaurant (Chicago Tribune has a helpful list here). You as a consumer hold the power to keep the movement toward sustainability and green-based responsibility. Vote with your dollar.

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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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