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Event Tue Sep 11 2012

What's Happening!! Returns to Logan Square

longman.jpegLast year Longman and Eagle said goodbye to summer by throwing a block party, What's Happening!!, deejayed by Windy City Soul Club. It was a "thank you" to the community, filling Logan Square's air with hipster bait: soul music and the aroma of roasted pig.

This year "What's Happening" is, uh, happening again. The Michelin-starred restaurant is joining forces with Old Style and Windy City Soul Club to throw another free, outdoor event with beer, tasty grub and groovy tunes from 4 to 10pm on Sunday, Sept. 23 on Schubert and Kedzie avenues, adjacent to the restaurant.

This year chef Jared Wentworth (who will be the chef at the just-announced Promontory, L&E's new Hyde Park restaurant, bar and concert venue) has created a menu that includes corn pudding, wild boar sloppy and venison sausage with sauerkraut, and a pig plate with lots of barbecue fixings. Where's there's pork, there's bound to be party people.

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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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