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Event Sat Aug 06 2011

MasterChef Viewing Party

203546_172552236133575_2630462_n.jpgIt's crunch time folks. We're down to the final six contestants on Fox's "MasterChef." And one of those contestants is Chicago native Suzy Singh. With the finale fast approaching on August 16th, you'll want to get your "MasterChef" fix in while you still can. Monday and Tuesday night (Aug. 8 and 9), you can catch Singh in person for a viewing party at Benchmark. Singh has collaborated with Benchmark's Chef Geoff Silverwood to create some special menu items for the night including butter chicken tacos and paneer tacos topped with sauteed spinach, both served with apricot chutney and a spicy mango pickle. Is this making you hungry yet? Do yourself a favor, head over to Benchmark on Monday or Tuesday night for some good eats, some nail biting TV, and a chance to meet and mingle with Singh herself. Your taste buds will thank you. Benchmark is located at 1510 N Wells. Event is from 6pm to 9pm -- the show airs at 8pm.

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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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