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Event Mon Aug 29 2011

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zed.jpgAre you feeling a bit unsure of what to do with your Monday and Tuesday nights now that "MasterChef" is over? Never fear, the MasterChef Wrap Party is here, to tide you over for at least one more night. Local Chicagoan (and top-four "MasterChef" contestant), Suzy Singh, is hosting a "MasterChef" wrap party this Monday at the rooftop of Zed451, 739 N. Clark St.. In collaboration with Chef Patrick Quakenbush, Singh will be creating some special menu items for the night including vegetarian Indian nachos (served with papad, shaved paneer and spiced sour cream) as well as Moroccan lamb and paneer skewers (with Spiced Daal and a Mango Cucumber Relish). And as if you weren't already anxiously awaiting the five-o-clock work bell to ring, there's even a specialty cocktail drink for the night -- a spiked Bourbon Lemonade with a Garam Masala rim. Alright, and Monday night dinner plans are done. The event runs from 6pm to 10pm.

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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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