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Event Wed Jul 31 2013

More Hot Dogs, Please.


Have you been in withdrawal since the Gapers Block Hot Dog Cookoff? We understand.

Luckily, on August 11, you can get your red hot on in style at the Chicago History Museum's first Hot Dog Fest. The Fest will celebrate this important part of Chicago history with eight different interpretations of the classic Chicago dog, plus music, games, and booze. Hear Man Bites Dog authors Bruce Kraig and Patty Carroll expound on hot dog culture while you taste the real deal.

11 am - 3 pm at the Chicago History Museum. Hot dogs are $2 a pop, so bring your appetite.

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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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