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Food Trucks Fri Oct 11 2013

Have Lunch or Dinner at the Chicago Food Truck Rally Today

City of Chicago Food Truck RallyThe City hasn't been terribly friendly to food trucks, saddling them with onerous location restrictions and expensive certification procedures, but it's holding out an olive branch today in the form of the City of Chicago Food Truck Rally -- and you benefit.

From 11am to 8pm, eight trucks -- Beavers Coffee and Donuts, Bridgeport Pasty, Chicago Cupcake, Chicago Lunchbox, The Fat Shallot, Jerk 312, Porkchop and The Salsa Truck -- will be gathered on Daley Plaza, along with a tent serving Goose Island beer and wine.

Mike & Lisa perform live from 11:30am to 1:30pm, and DJ Lisa René spins from 5 to 7:30pm.

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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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