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News Tue Jun 02 2015

Alinea Drops 17 Spots in World's 50 Best Restaurants Ranking

alinea_Exterior_2015.jpgThe World's 50 Best Restaurants was released yesterday, and its top three restaurants are El Celler de Can Roca (Spain), Osteria Franciscana (Modena, Italy), and Noma (Denmark). Created in 2002 by British publication Restaurant Magazine, 50 Best is highly regarded and coveted by the global restaurant industry, despite having a heavily-criticized methodology.

Unfortunately for Chicago, Alinea fell 17 spots from last year's 9th place to this year's 26th place. Perhaps this steep plummet will inspire Grant Achatz to create an edible globe of frozen tears, dangling from a lone, distorted tree sprig.

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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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