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Event Thu Jan 19 2012

Ode to the Chicago Style Hot Dog

hotdghat.jpegLooking for an excuse to get the family out of the house during the chilly days of winter? This Saturday, Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 N. Clark St., will host a free (yes, free) kids show featuring the former Wiggleworms program director (of the Old Town School of Folk Music), Laura Doherty. Sing along, have some food and take on this excuse to get out of the house for good eats and family fun. Laura will make it worth your while - one of her signature songs involves her accessorizing with a hot dog hat and explaining the toppings on a Chicago style hot dog. With lively entertainment and a lengthy kids menu, it just might be worth the trip out into the cold. Call 773-929-3680 for reservations (required).

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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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