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Event Tue Jun 17 2008

Kids' Restaurant Week

logo.gifChicago is hosting the first-ever Kids' Restaurant Week for fine-dining enthusiasts of a certain age and the big people that agree to transport them to restaurants around town, such as Blue Water Grill, Ina's, Otom, one sixtyblue and Uncommon Ground. These and other restaurants will have special seatings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, where diners under age 11 pay by age, and those over 12 pay $20.08 for their meals. A dollar from each meal served will go to the Green City Market, thanks to Cookie and Gourmet magazines, sponsors of the event. To start the week off, the Green City Market will have chef-demos, cooking lessons and crafts activities on Saturday, the 21st.

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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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