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Chicago Gourmet Mon Sep 03 2012

Eat Now, Go to Chicago Gourmet Later

chicago gourmet 2012Bon Appétit and the Chicago Gourmet food festival has a deal for you: spend at least $35 at five of the 80 restaurants participating in this year's Dine Around program between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, save the receipts and you'll get a free one-day ticket to Chicago Gourmet, which runs Sept. 28-30 in Millennium Park.

For the math-impaired, $175 gets you $178.63 worth of ticket ( $159 plus tax and fees). So you're paying your way in food -- but that's hardly a hardship, right? Plus, each restaurant will offer a special $35 prix fixe menu to make the whole deal a little easier. (You're welcome to order off the menu and still get the deal, though.)

Dining Around — 2012 Participating Restaurants
Allium at Four Seasons Chicago
Argent Restaurant & Raw Bar
Arun's Thai Restaurant
Avli Estiatorio
Balena
Big Jones
Bittersweet Pastry Shop
Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Chalkboard
C-House Restaurant
Courtright's Restaurant
deca RESTAURANT + BAR at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Devon Seafood + Steak
EPIC
Firefly Grill
Floriole Bakery & Café
Frontier
Gibsons RestaurantGroup
Green Zebra
Harry Caray'sRestaurantGroup
HEARTY
Henri
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago Location
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Naperville Location
III Forks
iNG Restaurant
Inovasi
IPO
June
Keefer's Restaurant
Lao Sze Chuan
Le Colonial
Lockwood at the Palmer House Hilton
Leopold
LUXBAR
May St. Contemporary Latin
Mercadito
Mercat a la Planxa
Mexique
Midtown Kitchen & Bar
Moderno
Myron and Phil Steakhouse
Nacional 27
Nellcôte
NoMI Kitchen
Oceanique Restaurant
Old Town Pour House
Old Town Social
One North Kitchen & Bar
Paramount Room
Pecking Order
Phil Stefani's 437 Rush
Piccolo Sogno
primebar
Prosecco
Province
Quartino
Quay Restaurant & Bar
Red Door
Riva
RL Restaurant
Saigon Sisters
South Water Kitchen
Tavern on Rush
Tavernita
Texas de Brazil
The Bristol
The Drawing Room
The Gage
The Grillroom Chophouse & Wine Bar
The Metropolitan Club
Toni Patisserie and Café
Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar
TuscanyTaylor
Uncommon Ground onClark
Uncommon Ground on Devon
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
Zapatista - Lincoln Park
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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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