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Restaurant Tue Jan 22 2013

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013; or, A Reason to Leave the House This February

Delivery food never tastes as good as when temperatures outside drop to surreal-sounding levels (0 degrees? What does it even mean?), but this upcoming February, get ready to dust off your long underwear--Restaurant Week 2013 will give you a reason to venture beyond the warm confines of your living room.

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Over 250 restaurants across Chicago participate in the event, a 10-day-long celebration of food and Chicago's dining-out scene. Special tasting menus, priced at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner, are on offer for anyone prepared to brave the cold in the name of great food.

The event kicks off on February 1 and participating restaurants include big, trendy names such as NellcĂ´te, Trenchermen, Carriage House and Red Door alongside Chicago staples such as Morton's Steakhouse and The Signature Room. Events details, as well as a full list of participating restaurants and respective prix fixe menus, can be found at

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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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