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Event Mon Sep 12 2011

Wednesday Night is a Big Night (for Foodies and Animals)

In these difficult times, animal shelters are filling up fast with surrendered or homeless pets. The volunteer arm of the city's Animal Care and Control facility is holding its annual Big Night fundraising event this Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 East Washington), which will feature vittles from a list of local talent (e.g. Koren Grieveson of Avec, Jill Barron of Mana Food Bar), a silent auction, and entertainment. Event starts at 6pm, and tickets are $90. If you can't attend, consider adopting a pet from CACC instead; they're open daily, and for $65 you can get a new furry friend (vaccinations and neutering/spaying included).

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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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