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Event Fri Sep 25 2015

Underground Indonesian Feast on October 4th

Rijsttafel_Den_Haag_Javastraat.jpgRooted in Dutch colonial tradition, an Indonesian "Rijsttafel" (literally "rice table") is a feast of massive proportion. The sheer variety and number of dishes is meant to astound with extravagance. The Rice Table team in Chicago will be holding their own rijsttafel on October 4th in a secret location in Bucktown. The 15-dish, family-style meal will include classics, such as pork sates, sambal tempeh, gado gado, and 1000 layer spice cake.

Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner service beginning 7:00pm. BYOB. Tickets are $50.00 per person (tax included but without gratuity) and can be purchase by emailing

See below for menu.

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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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