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Monday, October 18

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Event Wed Oct 19 2011

Dress Up Like Graham Elliot To Support Green City Market

jbcarnivale.jpgHas your Halloween costume debate been vacillating between going as a stick of Paula Deen's butter-flavored lip balm, or as Paul Kahan (carrying a food truck and tacos shouting a Palin-esque "I'm going rogue!") or a conglomeration of Next's themes thus far (imagine a 90 year old Parisian, riding a rickshaw, holding carrot sticks)?

Green City Market's Junior Board has the Sunday night party for you. They're hosting a Masquerade del Mercado at Carnivale on Sunday, October 30, replete with market bites from Carnivale, Old Town Social, Sprout, The Bedford, Cafe des Architectes, Nightwood, Leopold, MK and Vie. Plus, after a couple of practice rounds at Old Town Social, chefs will be playing DJ for the evening while libations flow, poured from Death's Door, Goose Island and Tenzing wines and mixed by the folks at Morso and Henri. All for the sweet price of $65 a person.

There will be live drawings featuring dinner packages, theater tickets and other locavore friendly finds! An online auction will begin on shortly, details yet to be released.** Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support GCM's educational programming and upcoming winter market at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The party runs from 4 until 8 pm.

** The auction is open! Bid on brewing with Goose Island's head brewmaster or partying with Stephanie Izard, Jared Van Camp and others all night.

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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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