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News Wed Jun 18 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

• The next season of "Top Chef" will be back in New York, but there will be a Top Chef Tour this summer, featuring several "cheftestants" doing cooking demos, talking about the show and offering tastings. It'll hit Chicago Sept. 3-4.

Time Out tracks down nine chefs who've fallen out of the spotlight.

Chicago Drinks, from the Reader and thoroughly sponsored by Kilo Kai Rum, is up and running. At this point, not much distinguishes it from your typical drink specials site.

• On the Reader's Food Chain blog, no mention of the new Drinks site, but reviews of Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen and Ja's Jerk Chicken.

Stop Smiling interviews Chef Stephanie Izard.

• An inside view of the "Top Chef" finale party at Room 21 last week.

• The Extrovert notes that Food & Wine's July "Best New Chefs" issue ought to be called the "Best Chicago Chefs" issue.

BoingBoing visited Intelligentsia Coffee's LA roastery.

A paean to Giordano's stuffed pizza — it's even good cold!

Chicagoist's Karl Klockers interviews Sean Parnell, creator of the Chicago Bar Project.

• The Onion's Chicago office takes one for the team and taste-tests Mountain Dew-flavored Doritos Quest chips and the "Dewmocracy" Mountain Dew variations.

• Speaking of doin' the Dew, Chicago Foodies shares a map of generic terms for soft drinks. We're a battleground state.

• The Sun-Times on the judging of Illinois wine at the State Fair.

• Wonder what Grant Achatz's home is like? The Trib has your answer.

Chicago Bites visits Mixteco Grill.

Sugar cookies from a cop.

How can you not like risotto?

• Audarshia Townsend of 312 Dining Diva continues to be on top of the Angels & Kings opening. Read her preview party review.

Graham Elliot Bowles makes a halibut BLT for Chicago Magazine.

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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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