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Event Thu Apr 16 2015

Home Cooks to Square Off at Chicago Taco Takedown

Taco-ChicagoWEB.jpg"Want to eat a gadgillion tacos?" Now you can if you purchase tickets to the Chicago Taco Takedown this Sunday at Lincoln Hall. From 2-4pm, amateur home cooks will compete against one another for various prizes, including cookware and general bragging rights. Although past takedowns have included soup, ice-cream, and meatballs, the competition this Sunday will focus specifically on the humble taco, a perfect concoction of corn tortillas, meat, and toppings. Tickets can be purchased online for only $20, or if you want to compete--email

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2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

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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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