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Event Thu May 05 2011

Get Your Kentucky Derby On Chicago Style

Not everyone can make it to the Kentucky Derby this year, or any year quite frankly.

However you can still participate in all the fun and shenanigans by scouring the city looking for good food and a Mint Julep, if you're so inclined.

This Saturday, May 7 head over to The Southern for Hot Browns, ham biscuits,and chocolate-bourbon pecan pie; Chicago Q serves up Derby pie and deviled eggs; Table 52 will sweeten your heart with Kentucky burgoo and bourbon-pecan pie. You can also stroll, drive or CTA hoof it over to Old Town Social, wear seersucker or a Derby hat will earn you the chance to win a $250 gift card.

Take that, Kentucky!

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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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