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Event Tue Feb 07 2012

Psst . . . Restaurant Week is in Nine Days People!

CRW_5Logo_2012A.jpgChicago Restaurant Week is back!

Restaurant week is that wonderful time in Chicago where for ten days restaurants across Chicago entice our palettes without hurting our budgets. This year's event starts February 17 and goes until the 26. Over 200 restaurants will be offering specially created prix fixe menus for you to nibble on at a price tag of $22 for lunch and starting at $33 for dinner menus, and you will want to make sure you get your reservations in quick. Some interesting highlights besides the usual this year include:

Branch 27 - an unassuming spot on Chicago Avenue near the Ukrainian Village. The Goat Cheese Empanadas with chipotle aioli, watermelon radish, and cilantro, and the Polenta with smoked mozzarella, grilled figs, and kale on the $33 prix fixe sound amazing.

Fiorentino's Cucina - the best Italian this side of Fullerton and 3 words: Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Mira Sushi - nestled right on Division and the first three star sushi in Chicago. Also has an impressive sake and wine list and the place to go for good sushi during restaurant week when you can't get into Japonais.

And if you're just trying to just get your money's worth on the northside:

Halsted's Bar and Grill - because for $33, two people, repeat two people, can chose one starter, one entrée, one dessert, plus a glass of wine or beer. Really, and there's fried green beans in the mix too!

View the complete listing of restaurants then make your reservations on Open Table or by calling the participating restaurants directly.

Eat it up!

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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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