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News Thu Aug 02 2007

Thursday Quick Links -- Offal, Odd & Taboo Foods Edition

• Plenty of restaurants do dollar burger nights. At Sweets & Savories, it's $10, down from $22.

• Speaking of Sweets & Savories, it and several other Chicago restaurants were mentioned in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, in an article about "faux gras."

The Tribune describes the plight of Walid Elkhatib, a Muslim Dunkin Donuts franchisee who refuses to sell pork products.

Balut, a Southeast Asian -- particularly Filipino -- delicacy, was discussed at both The Food Chain and Joelen's Culinary Adventures this week. (Not safe for weak stomachs and PETA members.)

The Introvert attempts to find drink pairings for Sticky Rice's ant egg omelet and fried silkworms.

• It's not local food, but Hungry Mag has a beautiful photo essay of San Francisco's Incanto restaurant's annual head to tail dinner.

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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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