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Event Tue Jun 21 2011

Summer Solstice Kicks Off New Growing Power Center

isf.jpgIron Street Farm, the new, green-ified headquarters of Growing Power Chicago (3333 S. Iron, near US Cellular Field), hosts an open house and solstice celebration tonight from 5-9pm; for a suggested $20 entry, you'll get tours of the new facility (formerly an abandoned industrial site), which will serve as an educational center, job training site, and an R&D site for entrepreneurs. Food and beer provided by Lakefront Brewery, Piece Pizza, Signature Room, Publican, Blackbird and Bleeding Heart Bakery. RSVP requested.

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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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