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News Tue Nov 08 2011

Efforts Gearing Up to Preserve Former Logan Square Brewery

The empty Brand Brewery building at 2530 North Elston (pictured above, ca. 1975) may be the future site of an hhgregg electronics store, if developers have their way. You can learn more about Brand, its contribution to city history, and how the building can be reused (rather than razed) on Monday the 21st at Revolution Brewery, 2323 North Milwaukee (7-9pm). For $20, you'll get snacks and (what else?) beer, and learn more about efforts to save the site from Jacob Kaplan of Forgotten Chicago.

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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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