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Tuesday, October 19

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Event Mon Sep 29 2014

Win Tickets to the Beer Hoptacular!

62427012.jpgThe fifth annual Beer Hoptacular, a celebration of craft beer, craft beer and craft beer, holds court at the Aragon Ballroom (1106 W. Lawrence Ave.) on Fri., Oct. 10th and Sat., Oct. 11th. Over 60 breweries serving 150 craft beers will be in attendance, as well as fun activities (the BeerHop Derby, and the BeardHoptacular, where the best facial hair gets the spotlight).

Want to be part of the action? We're giving away two tickets to the Friday night session to our beloved Drive-Thru readers. Send us an email by Noon this Friday, Oct. 3rd with your name, phone number, and for funsies, the Name of Your Dream Craft Brew--in an era where the city's best brews have kooky names like T.V. Party, Omega Midnight, and Meat Wave, surely you, dear reader, are equally as talented and creative. The best-named beer wins the tickets. UPDATE: Congrats to Steve, who submitted "So hoppy it made Morrissey smile." He was looking for tickets, and then he found tickets (wink wink).

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Billy Werch / September 29, 2014 10:29 PM

Silly Syrup

R / September 30, 2014 10:42 AM

Billy---thanks for the entry! Please send an email to by this Friday @ Noon to enter into the contest.

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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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