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Event Wed Jul 31 2013

Taste of the Nation Returns to Fight Hunger

gybuvgikt.gifPut on your good eating pants on August 14th to benefit Share Our Strength at Taste of the Nation, which takes over Navy Pier's Ballroom for an evening of eating, drinking, chef-gawking, and entertainment. Enjoy small plates and drinks from an army of chefs and mixologists from the city's best places (among them avec, Girl and the Goat, Topolobampo, Trencherman, Balena, Cafe Spiaggia, endgrain, the now-open Three Dots and a Dash, and the forthcoming Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler); a silent auction and DJs. Your $125 admission will go a long way.

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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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