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Blog Wed Jan 05 2011

Chicago Eater's Top 10 Craft Beers of 2010

It's no surprise that the last decade has been the best and most prolific that small, craft breweries across the country has ever seen. New Holland, Lagunitas, Anchor Steam, Great Lakes, and yes, even Chicago's own Half Acre are consistently pushing the boundaries of the American palette, creating new and exciting flavors. With that in mind, Chicago Eater's Craft Course has just released their list of the top 10 craft beers of 2010. Included on the list is Avery's Quinquepartite, a sour ale ales aged in Port, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and a pair of Cabernet barrels, and Dogfish Head's Bitches Brew, created in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' seminal album. It's a great list full and one that's sure to include something you've never heard of but are dying to try. You can check it out here.

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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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