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Wednesday, December 7

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Event Tue May 10 2011

Green City Market BBQ tickets on sale

Two years ago I attended my first GCM BBQ. It was rainy, but swarms of Chicago foodies headed out to Lincoln Park to be served by their favorite chefs. I have seared in my mind Paul Kahan's blood sausage corn dog paired with a glass of watermelon-jalapeno agua fresca. Since then, I haven't had any meal that has left such an impression as that one little two bite hot dog and swig of juice did.

Point of the story is, for 100 bucks on July 21st you can get small bites from practically every privately-owned restaurant in Chicago, served by the hard working back of the house folks that we rarely get to see. By the end of the evening, you'll realize that you've sampled over 100 dishes from all over Chicago, while sipping on Koval cocktails, Half Acre, Goose Island and Piece brews, and are adequately smashed and delightfully full. Curious about which chefs you may see? These folks all buy from GCM and are likely to be in their whites that night.

Tickets for the best outdoor food events just went on sale this week so grab 'em while they're hot folks.

Green City Market BBQ is July 21st from 5:30-8:00pm.

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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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