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Event Mon Dec 30 2013

Ringin' in 2014


If you want to end this year in style, you still have some fine dining options:

-Topolombampo and Frontera Grill (445 N. Clark) will be serving a set menu of the year's most popular dishes complete with mariachi music.

-Girl and the Goat (809 W. Randolph) is offering a "Tour de Goat" in their private dining room ($195; email for reservations); you can also forego the eats for a special open bar with small bites and champagne at midnight (also $195).

-Red Door (2118 N. Damen) is teaming up with the folks behind Baconfest for Manhattans at Midnight, which doubles as a benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Your $100 tickets gets you appetizers and an open bar from 9pm-2am with special cocktails (and a midnight toast with Manhattans).

-Dusek's (1227 W. 18th St.) offers a five-course meal with wine pairings ($75); seatings at 8:30pm and 9:30pm, followed by a dance party at Punch House.

Picture by Lauren from the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

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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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