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Event Tue Nov 04 2008

LTH Forum Announces its Great Neighborhood Restaurant Awards

Members of the esteemed foodie site LTH Forum met tonight at Uptown's Sun Wah BBQ to announce their 2008-9 Great Neighborhood Restaurant awards. While the crowd ate an impressive spread of pork belly and pumpkin, garlicky spareribs and won ton soup, the following restaurants were recognized:

  • a Tavola, 2148 West Chicago
  • Al's Deli, 914 Noyes, Evanston
  • Avec, 615 West Randolph
  • Brown Sack, 3706 West Armitage
  • Cajun Connection, 897 East US Hwy 6, Utica
  • Captain Porky's, 39210 Sheridan, Zion
  • Chaihanna, 19 East Dundee, Buffalo Grove/li>
  • Double Li, 228 West Cermak
  • Habana Libre, 1440 West Chicago
  • Jimmy's Red Hots, 4000 West Grand
  • Marie's Pizza, 4127 West Lawrence
  • Maxwell Street Market (yes, the entire Market)
  • Mekato's Colombian Bakery, 5423 North Lincoln
  • Mixteco Grill, 1601 West Montrose
  • Moon's Sandwich Shop, 16 South Western
  • Myron & Phil's, 3900 West Devon, Lincolnshire
  • New York Bagel and Bialy, 4714 West Touhy, Lincolnwood
  • Papa's Cache Sabroso, 2517 West Division
  • Paramount Room, 415 North Milwaukee
  • Poochie's, 3832 Dempster, Skokie
  • Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie, Northbook
  • Sahara Kabob, 6649 North Clark
  • Smak-Tac, 5961 North Elston
  • Spring World, 2109 South China Place
  • Top Notch Beefburger, 2116 West 95th
  • Uru-Swati, 2629 West Devon
  • The Violet Hour, 1520 North Damen
  • Vito & Nick's, 8433 South Pulaski
 
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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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