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Drink Mon Jul 18 2011

Green City Cocktails

We gave you a heads up on the GCM Chef's BBQ Fundraiser, but if the $100 ticket donation was a bit too rich for you, the folks at Wirtz are opening up the beverage tent to you, well, in a manner of speaking.

Wirtz Beverage is running this year's local imbibes and are printing all of their recipes, courtesy of their small army of mixologists at You can find recipes for the Green City Smash, Rhubarbik's Cube and Haze's Field Punch, created by the shakers at Bar Deville, Vie, Perrenial, Boka Group, WaterShed, Japonais, and Hot Chocolate.

Plus, if you'll be in attendance on Thursday, your locavore cocktail will sit atop a Green City Cocktails Coaster which, when planted, will sprout wildflowers in 1-2 weeks.

Tickets are still available for the BBQ which is happening this Thursday, July 21 from 5:30-8:00pm at 1750 N. Clark. Now if only we could get the recipe for Paul Kahan's blood sausage corn dog from last year...

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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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