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Event Tue Aug 09 2011

The Art of Food: CAC's Starving Artist Dinner


The Chicago Artists Coalition is pairing four of Chicago's top chefs with four equally prominent local artists for a unique event on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 10pm at the CAC's new space at 217 N. Carpenter St. Starving Artist, will showcase both culinary and visual artistry as artists and chefs collaborate to create original work inspired by each other's aesthetic.

The pairings will be:

The chefs' creations will be enjoyed by attendees, while the artists' creations will be exhibited and silent auctioned -- as well as experiences at each of the chefs' restaurants, ranging from the chef's table for two at Girl and the Goat to a one-on-one pastry class at one sixtyblue. Additional entertainment will be provided by Pearl Pistol burlesque and DJ Margot.

Tickets to the event are $125 in advance, $150 at the door (if there are any) and benefit CAC's ongoing operations.

Gapers Block is a proud sponsor of this event.

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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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