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Drink Mon Jun 06 2011

Lagunitas' Zephyr Rolls Into Chicago

The California Zephyr is a passenger train that runs just over 2,400 miles, beginning in Chicago, traveling across the expanse of the America West, and finally ending in Emeryville, CA. It was made famous in the late 1940s for its nifty-looking 'Vista-Dome' cars. Today the name Zephyr has a new connotation for Chicagoans. It's the fruit of a very special collaboration between California brewery Lagunitas, Big Star and The Publican.

From The Stew: "Brewed just for the Chicago market with folks from Big Star and The Publican, the beer is at heart a classic Lagunitas offering: that is, bold and well-hopped. This is a large and juicy beer that grabs your mouth and doesn't let go."

It's heading to about 70 different locations across Chicago including Bangers & Lace, Sheffield's, Village Tap, Long Room, all three Small Bars and Gingerman. [via]

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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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