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Event Wed Jul 10 2013

Grass Fed Launches New Guest Chef Series This Sunday

Grass Fed, the Bucktown restaurant that looks like it could have come out of Martha Stewart Living, is adding another twist to their menu -- a Sunday guest chef series called "Keys to the Kitchen." Every Sunday from 7-8:30 p.m., local chefs (currently unknown but we're hoping to get the scoop soon) will get the "keys" to the Grass Fed kitchen to whip up their $30 per person menus. (Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages.)


Grass Fed is kicking off the series this Sunday with a three-course summer dinner -- Goat Cheese Ravioli with pickled cherry, a tasting of local Pork, including belly, shoulder and loin, with local peaches, pickles and onions and Housemade Churros with nutella.

Supposedly Grass Fed will reveal the chefs and their menus in advance. Don't get your hopes up that Stephanie Izard will be one of the mystery chefs -- this sounds more like an up-and-coming mystery dinner; just more reason to see what the rest of Chicago chefs who don't have restaurateurs to back them are doing.

Reservations are highly recommended. To schedule, call 773.342.6000 (a 48 hour cancellation policy is required). 1721 N. Damen Ave

Image courtesy of Grass Fed

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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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