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Event Mon Oct 14 2013

A Bottle of the City

rsz_1750539_bottle-whole-small.jpgThe Threadless-sponsored contest to create a fitting, Chicago-centric bottle design for Absolut Vodka has a winner -- and while he may be based in Minneapolis, he certainly served up a vibrant, "stylized cityscape incorporating architectural and iconic elements" such as Navy Pier and the Chicago Theater. The vodka, which is flavored with rosemary, thyme and olives (no sport peppers?) is for sale at Binny's ($20), and Absolut itself is holding a series of promotional events on Oct. 24th, including a brunch event, a scavenger hunt, and a concert headlined by the Hood Internet.

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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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