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Event Thu Oct 13 2011

Wisconsin Fest Dinner at Floriole

70998-250.gif Have dinner, at a bakery? Well, why the heck not?! It is a Cafe and Bakery, afterall. As an homage to our state-border neighbors to the north, Floriole Cafe and Bakery has put together a dinner menu with courses built around the culinary influences of Wisconsin and Germany. Chicago's own locally sourced Butcher and Larder will be creating a special bratwurst for the event and there will also be libations on hand from Floriole's new menu of craft brews. Come hungry, leave happy. The menu includes fried cheese curds, beer & onion braised brats, beer-cheese soup (the vegetarian option), and let's not forget dessert of apple strudel with creme fraiche ice cream. The dinner event will take place on Friday, Oct. 14. Floriole Cafe and Bakery is located at 1220 W. Webster Ave. Dinner seatings will be at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The cost of tickets is between $15-$40 (without gratuity), with full priced tickets including one drink - choose from the craft beer selection or Seedling Farm apple cider. Purchase tickets here or call (773) 883-1313 for more details.

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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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