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Event Mon Apr 16 2012

Bringing the Adventure Back to Your Restaurant Outings--Only 9 Tickets Left

Sometimes, the fire just dies, and if the sizzle has gone out of your restaurant adventures lately, or trying to pick up your next love interest in River North just isn't working like it used to, maybe a little scavenger hunt is what you need to bring it back.


Borrowing on the likes of social networks Foursquare and Pinterest, Dishcrawl, a foodie pub crawl of sorts who's mission is to get people out of their house and socially engaged with each other through their "progressive food adventure's" is rolling out its inaugural Chicago crawl this Saturday starting at 4:00. I'd tell you where, but that's where the progressive adventure thing comes in -- you don't know where the crawl will begin until two days before. For $59 a person you get a guided tour along with 20-100 local foodies through four culinary destinations. And as Dishcrawl has hinted, there may be a special surprise at the end. There are only 9 tickets left so get on it while you can. Who know's, this could be the next best thing since and trolleys. Visit here for more information about Chicago's upcoming Dishcrawls visit and to reserve your ticket or follow on Twitter at @DishcrawlChi.

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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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