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Chef Fri Oct 18 2013

Rick Bayless Returns to the Stage

One of Chicago's most loved chefs, Rick Bayless, added actor to his resume in 2011 with the opening run of Cascabel, a "sensory experience" of theater blending Cirque du Soleil, pop-up dinner (Bayless' signature Mexican of course), comedy and love story into one night, in fact, exactly what my Cinco de Mayo party might look like if I threw one.

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Apparently, Rick has a flair for drama and by that, I mean stress, signing two new leases on spaces for new restaurant concepts, one in the former Salud on Milwaukee and one on Randolph Row. There are no details yet on opening dates and concept, but I'd image we'd be seeing these places roll out next summer, just in time for Cascabel. Nice PR move, Rick.

"Cascabel: Dinner-Daring-Desire" opens July 30 at the Goodman Theater and runs until August 24. The 2012 production sold out immediately so if this sounds like something you can't miss, have your thumb on the clicker November 19 when tickets go on sale to the public. (Lookingglass subscribers get first dibs starting October 29.)

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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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