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Openings Thu May 16 2013

Lillie's Q Bucktown Scheduled to Reopen Mid-June

about_left.jpgLillie's Q Bucktown, the BBQ restaurant that became prey to a fire in March, is scheduled to reopen mid-June. When they do reopen, they may be reopening as champions -- McKenna and his team will compete in the whole pork shoulder category at the Memphis In May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, the "Super Bowl" of BBQ competitions, this weekend. Until then, Lillie's Q fans can get a portion of their craving's satisfied at the Lillie's Q outpost inside the West Loop's Chicago French Market (131 North Clinton Street). Follower them on Twitter for updates.

PS. BBQ trivia - Lillie's Q is named after Chef Charlie McKenna's grandmother, Lillie.

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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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