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Event Wed Feb 15 2012

¡Salud! in Wrigleyville

If you missed Valentine's Day, fear not. On February 20, D.O.C Wine Bar (2602 N. Clark) is featuring a night of Spanish wines from the Rioja region (courtesy of Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga Winery)with a four-course food pairing. A highlight of the evening is Wagyu flank steak, Iberico ham and manchego croquette, and romesco matched with a red blend, Selección Especial. The dinner concludes with a sampling of Muga's Prado Enea, a red grape blend aged for a minimum total of 84 months, paired with lamb ravioli and rosemary jus. Whether you love Riojas or want to learn more about them (like how to say it), this is the event for you. Event begins 7pm; admission is $70 (excluding tip and tax). Reservations can be made at 773-883-5101.

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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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