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Event Fri May 31 2013

Weekend Drink: The Negroni

Negroni, by Geoff PetersImbibe magazine declared May 27-June 3 Negroni Week, during which bars across the country are serving variations on that bright red cocktail and donating $1 from each one sold to charity. In Chicago, there are three official participants:

RM Champagne Salon, 116 N. Green St., donating to Human Rights Campaign

Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave., donating to the Bartender Relief Fund

Mindy's Hot Chocolate, 1747 N. Damen Ave., donating to Greater Chicago Food Depository

So, get out there and do a little good while you drink.

Photo by Geoff Peters

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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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