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Closings Fri Jun 26 2015

Nightwood Closing

The Pilsen eatery is closing July 11 after six years in business. Owners Jason Hammel, Matt Eisler and Kevin Heisner made the announcement on the restaurant's Facebook page this morning, and ended with the following:

Nightwood was named after a mysterious and bizarre changeling of a novel, with the thinking that this space could develop and evolve as it grew. While we announce the last chapter today, we anticipate the possibility of a new plot line in the future.

As for us? We look forward to spending more time with our families and children and focusing on upcoming projects. Stay tuned.

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jasmin / June 26, 2015 3:47 PM

This news has left a hole in my heart. Nightwood is my husband and I's favorite place to dine in the summer. We went there for both of our birthdays this month, and were planning on taking my in-laws when they visit from France this August. Truly a sad day in the Chicago restaurant scene, we adore you Nightwood.

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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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