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Raise a Cup with the Windy City Wine Guy

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

windycitywineguyIf you thought Chicago's only new media-savvy sommelier was Alpana Singh, think again. Michael Bottigliero, scribe of Windy City Wine Guy, is out to show Chicagoans that the viney beverage is nothing to be feared by the average Midwesterner.

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Vegetarian Gumbo Zombie Attack!

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

Husband-and-wife food bloggers Kelly Reis and Jason Waclawik video their meatless kitchen adventures every week at The Vegetarian Librarian. Just in time for Halloween 2009, on this week's show some unexpectedly undead guests arrive to sample the duo's vegetarian/vegan gumbo.
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Are News Exclusives the Meatball Sundaes of Web-Based Media?

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

RIAlogoLast week, local dining-industry PR shop Restaurant Intelligence Agency wrote a blog post telling clients to concentrate on exclusive media pitches or risk being blackballed by angry reporters. As long as three years ago, however, media watchers began warning that exclusives can actually do more harm than good in a highly interactive, Web 2.0 media world. Who's right?
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The (Second) City Vegetable

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

Shannon Fitzgerald is no stranger to her kitchen. An unyielding addiction to the foodie blogs of others led this on-again-off-again Chicagoan to launch her own--and a vegetarian blog at that. Amid a sea of omnivorous Chitown food & drink blogs, The City Vegetable celebrates its first birthday in the Second City.

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...And There Was Pork: Sky Full of Bacon

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

skybaconhdlogoChicago's best multimedia food blog is Michael Gebert's Sky Full of Bacon and I'm late to the party in saying so. His long-form video podcasts and essays tell the interesting stories behind the food that hits Chicago tables--and the people committed to getting it there. Foodies with attention spans will go away hungry for more.

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Is Teresa Puente's Opinion of Rick Bayless "Racist"?

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

chicanisimaIs ChicagoNow blogger Teresa Puente a racist for saying that Rick Bayless is stealing the spotlight from native Mexican chefs in the United States? Some say yes--including the Chicago Tribune's Phil Vettel.

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Nommy Food Porn at Nom.ms

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

nomsHas your inner foodie ever wanted to gave voyeuristically across a dining room to appraise the wonder of some culinary delight being enjoyed at a table of strangers? Boy, have I got a website for you. Savor the food porn--without feeling dirty--at Nom.ms.

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Drive-Thru: Chicago's Foodie Food Blog

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

drivethru Gapers Block Drive-Thru is the food blog I'd like to have on a desert island. Even without the actual eateries to satisfy my palate on that humble, hidden isle, the honesty of the food and drink descriptions by this volunteer team of Windy City foodie bloggers is surely powerful enough to break anyone out of their gastronomic rut. No personified soccer ball required.

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