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Event Mon Nov 21 2011

For Those Not About to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner, We Salute You

planes-trains-and-automobiles.pngI think Thanksgiving is a bit of a throwaway holiday--it precedes a national day of shopping or not shopping, and trying to fly home to eat a predictable meal while making predictable conversation with your relatives wreaks havoc on your wallet. So why go through the trouble? Stay here and go out with your (like-minded) friends for a meal instead. Here are some ways to celebrate locally--and without mucking up a single measuring spoon.

You can find special T-Day menus (price per person) at Longman & Eagle (9pm seating only; $20-65), Fox & Obel (1pm, 3pm and 5pm; $17-30), Chief O'Neill's (seatings run 2-7pm), Prairie Fire (seatings run 2:30-7:30pm; $45), C-House (seatings run 4-9pm; $19-45), and Benny's Chop House (noon-8pm, $30 for turkey, additional for sides). Gobble gobble.

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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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