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Thursday, December 7

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Event Thu May 30 2013

Alton Brown Goes Broadway?

Alton_Brown_Tour_Photo_retouch2-179.jpgOur favorite "Iron Chef" host and food science nerd apparently has a flair for the stage in his recently announced newest venture, "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Incredible Tour." What can Alton Brown on Broadway look like, you ask? Stand-up comedy, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation... oh, and singing, because you can't call it Broadway, folks, without that.

The show is slated for one night only on Feb. 8, 2014 (yup, you read that right) at the Oriental Theater, and tickets ranging from $25-$65 go on sale June 7 starting at 10am. A special package featuring premium seating and a pre-show meet and greet with Alton Brown is also available. Visit the tour website or Broadway in Chicago for more information.

For some reason I'm calling upon old memories of Carrot Top...

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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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