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Event Tue Feb 03 2009

V-Day Round-up, Round I

I think Smoove B. Love would agree that your special ladyfriend will swoon if you take her to any of these swanky spots for the Big Day. (Hint: It's next Saturday.) Reservations are recommended, and in some cases required, so phone first.

At Blackbird, $115 buys diners a special tasting menu featuring flounder with hazelnut, Swiss chard and blood orange molasses, short rib with passion fruit and carob, and more - including sparkling wine.

Feast is serving a three-course Valentine's menu that includes your choice of an appetizer or shared appetizer; a main course; dessert; and a glass of sparkling rosé, all for $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Marigold is seducing diners on Feb. 13 and 14 with its signature Kama Sutra Tasting Menu, priced at $50 per couple or $70 per couple with a bottle of wine, plus tax and gratuity. All couples will leave with a complimentary copy of Marigold's sexy Kama Sutra book.

Province will offer a three-course Valentine's Day menu with your choice of appetizer and entrée, and a dessert for two with warm pineapple shortcake, chocolate flan, chocolate and rum shots. Cost is $45 per person.

For those who need lots of options, HB Home Bistro is offering both a special à la carte menu on Valentine's Day, and a $75-per-couple, four-course prix fixe for two, featuring a shellfish feast entrée.

You can pick and choose from The Gage's Valentine's Day à la carte menu, but if you decide to go nuts and order all five courses, you may as well splurge on the special wine package, which costs $35 for 3 oz. pours to complement all five courses.

If chocolate and champagne are your thing, make an advanced reservation at either Kinzie Chophouse or Mambo Grill, both of which are offering a complimentary champagne toast and box of chocolates to couples who mention the promotion when they make their reservations. Kinzie's Valentine's Day menu features a salad, pasta, entrée and dessert, for $99.95 without wine, $119.95 with wine pairings. Mambo will shake things up with live music.

Get in the mood at Dine, where jazz guitarist Lee Barrie will serenade guests from 6:30 until 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Dine is also offering a special menu that night.

 
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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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