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Event Tue Jan 28 2014

Polar Bear Lunch on Groundhog Day at South Water Kitchen

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You may not be up for a polar bear plunge, but you might be willing to try South Water Kitchen's Outdoor Groundhog Day Lunch this Sunday, Feb. 2. The north Loop restaurant will set up tables outside on the sidewalk patio and offer a complimentary two-course lunch to anyone willing to eat it outside.

You've got your choice of two options -- a grilled tomato focaccia and goat cheese fondue sandwich paired with broccoli cheddar soup or a meatloaf sandwich with whipped potatoes, followed by a warm chocolate fudge brownie topped with salted caramel, pecans and vanilla ice cream. Non-alcoholic beverages are included (may we suggest hot coffee?)

South Water Kitchen will do three seatings, at 11am, 12:30 and 2pm. Reservations are required; call 312-236-9300. Sunday's forecast is for a high of 14°, but you better call soon anyway -- last year the event quickly sold out. South Water Kitchen is at 225 N. Wabash Ave.

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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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