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Event Sun Jan 29 2012

A Very Happy Fourth Birthday to Green Grocery

green grocer 2 year anniversary window.jpgGreen Grocer Chicago celebrates its fourth year in business today. Doesn't 2008 seem like it was just yesterday? Anyways, stop by today for an open house celebration with food and drink tastings galore! You have just under an hour left to snag some samples from Crumb breads, Faith's Farm meats, Co-Op hot sauce, and Crop to Cup Coffee. From 1pm to 4pm sample Carr Valley cheeses, Nicole's Crackers, Pear Tree preserves, and Seedling's apple cider. Rounding out the night from 4pm - 7pm will be samples from the likes of Pasta Puttana, Honeypie Bakery, BOT Bakery and Candid Wines. The impressive roundup of local vendors alone will give you reason to celebrate. Green Grocer Chicago is located at 1402 W Grand Ave. 312-624-9508

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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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