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Event Sat Nov 12 2011

Grand Ave Fall Crawl

Green_Grocer-storefront.jpgThis Sunday (11/13), from 12 - 4 p.m., seven independently owned businesses on Grand Avenue will be participating in a fall crawl partnership. What's that, you say? It will be an afternoon of fun, eating, drinking and wandering window shopping. (Well, they hope you do more than just window shop, but still.) Samples will be in abundance and really, what better excuse do you need to meet some neighborhood business owners and test drive the delicious products they have to offer? Participating stores include Green Grocer Chicago, Sip Coffeehouse, Pasta Puttana, Coalfire Pizza, Oggi Trattoria, Grand Noble Wine and Spirits and Kai Sushi. Begin and end at whichever business you please, just make sure you come!

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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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