Posts in Food and Booze
Foodie Frauded: Nationally Touring Crab and Craft Beer Festival Scammed Us Out of $400

Chicago has a thriving foodie scene and numerous festivals have popped up to meet the feverish demand for fun culinary events: annual stand-bys like the Green City Market Chef's BBQ and Baconfest (a multi-city franchise here, in DC and San Francisco) and many more. Tickets can range from a $5 entrance fee to much more expensive, all-inclusive packages. With new festivals popping up all the time, how can an culinary enthusiast tell the scams from the (many) legit festivals? Here's one Chicago couple's story.

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I have no idea what's in season.

But this is Chicago in the middle of winter. There's fucking nothing in season. Without modern highways, air freight, railroads, canning and other industrialized food processing techniques, refridgeration and chemical preservatives, no one could live here between September and May. I paid a little visit today to the Fulton Market, Chicago's meatpacking district of old - from Upton Sinclair days - till now.

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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant, Chicago

Lou's buys double eggs, which are TWO YOLKS to a shell. What freak science went into creating these kinds of eggs on a predictable, farm-manufactured basis, I don't know, but it saves me a few bucks as I only want two normal eggs (read: two yolks, not four) so I ordered one over-easy.

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60 Days to Christmas! Pasko and Bibingka time!

It's late October and many of my friends are buying their fake blood and zombie costumes and pulling out their Michael Jackson's Thriller long-format tracks. But here in the Philippines, we're already looking forward to Christmas. And, BIBINGKA!

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Go See: Amsterdam by Bicycle, Canals, Windmills and Beer

One of the first things you’ll notice is thousands of bicycles propped and locked up along the canals’ guard rails. Practically everyone in Amsterdam gets around by bike. So in the words of popular kids in high schools everywhere: everyone is doing it, and YES, you should, too.

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