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Tuesday, October 19

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Event Wed Sep 19 2012

Taste of Tennessee: A Family Dinner You Should Have

BarnCo.jpgOver at Barn & Company, pitmaster Gary Wiviott has been churning out seriously delicious barbeque for the past year and earlier this summer, he started a monthly Pitmaster Dinner series. I was invited to attend last month's Low Country Texas-themed evening, but to boast about it, as it was a one time meal, just doesn't seem fair. Instead we're sharing with you the menu for next Wednesday's Taste of Tennessee.

At $40 per person, this rings in at the deal of the month. We left our evening completely stuffed to the brim, and with take out containers that fed us for two lunches and a dinner. This is one of the rare gems where eating family style with the strangers makes perfect sense. Plus, considering the sugary libations and buckets of beer on the table throughout the meal, those strangers don't stay strangers for long.

Taste of Tennessee Menu

"Mississippi Mule" - Greeting Cocktail

Paired with "Beal Street"
Sour Cream biscuits with country ham & smoked tomato butter
Aged Benton's Ham with fresh melon
Crisp Fried Catfish with smoked tomato remoulade

Paired with "The Tennessee Tuxedo"
Smoked City Ham with Tennessee Slaw
Memphis dry rub spare ribs with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce
Barbeque Spaghetti

Black eyed peas with ham hock
Grandma's green beans
Hush puppies with charred jalapeƱos

Paired with "Elvis Lives"
Bang Bang Pie Shop's Smoked Sugar Moonpie

Dinner is served from 7pm until 9pm. Tickets can be purchased for $40 by calling Barn & Company at 773-832-4000.

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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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