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Brunch Thu Jun 16 2011

Father's Day pop-up at Belly Shack

My own dear father is a bit of a gourmand and while he does enjoy the occasional burger on the grill, I'm feeling guilty about making the man grill on his day. I mean, why should that be our default anyway?

Luckily, Chef Kim of Belly Shack and Urban Belly fame has created a delightful alternative for this Sunday's Father's Day meal. Belly Shack will host a pop-up brunch of sorts but don't you dare start thinking along the lines of the classic Mother's Day menu. Instead, Kim created a spread based on what his own father would like. Think fried chicken with cornbread and chorizo gravy, slow-roasted pork loin with tortilla casserole and salsa verde, breakfast burrito with crispy egg noodles and marinated tofu, bacon with maple syrup and and pho, and lemongrass pork sausage patties. Take your old man out for a meal that'll stick to his ribs and keep his arm hairs from getting singed.

Seating is first come, first served from 10 am to 2 pm. Prices for entrees range from $8 to $12 and all sides are $5. [via]

Belly Shack
1912 North Western Avenue
(773) 252-1414

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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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