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Contest Mon May 12 2014

Beer and Circuses Giveaway!

We're giving away tickets to this weekend's Lagunitas Beer Circus. Beer, music, food trucks, and more beer await you both Saturday (sold out!) and Sunday at Lagunitas' brewery (1843 S. Washtenaw; tickets $40). Email us by this Thursday, May 15th at 12 noon; and make sure to include "Lagunitas Giveaway" in the subject line and your name in the body of the email. We will be giving two sets of two tickets (for you and a friend, naturally!) for only the Sunday event. Good luck! UPDATE: CONGRATS to Julie and Suzanne! Thanks to all who entered!

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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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