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So much ink has been spilled chronicling the life and career of Grant Achatz, the most-honored chef and best-known cancer survivor in Chicago, if not the country, one wonders if there are stories left to tell. Two things suggest that there are. One,...
Alinea, Chicago's most acclaimed restaurant, has used Open Table in the past to manage — though not take — reservations, but co-owner Nick Kokonas isn't shy about anticipating and working toward the service's demise. Kokonas, partners with...
Two of the most acclaimed chefs in the nation have embarked on an extraordinary, unprecedented switcheroo. By the time you read this, Grant Achatz of Alinea will have completed a five-night stretch of cooking his food at Eleven Madison Park in New York....
The Dish - Orlando SentinelHedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
Tribune criticThose of you who had "before June" in the when-will-Andrew-Brochu-leave-The-Monarch pool, collect your winnings. The highly regarded chef, whose resume includes three years with Grant Achatz at Alinea and who earned two Michelin stars for his work at...
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Last month, the manager of the Beverly Hills restaurant Red Medicine shamed diners who didn't turn up for their Saturday night reservations by calling them out on Twitter. "I hope you enjoyed your GF's Bday and the flowers that you didn't bring when you...
Tribune reporterGrant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
Last night, the ticketing system for Next, Grant Achatz's highly anticipated new era-themed fine dining restaurant, was still experiencing glitches, despite promises that today -- er, yesterday -- was the day. "We are burning the midnight oil here trying...
Next is, without doubt, a unique restaurant. And it requires, for better and for worse, a unique approach to review. Because Next changes its concept every 13 weeks or so (exception: the El Bulli menu, which launched two weeks ago, continues through...
The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well. And what Chicago does well is drink. Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
RedEyeThe Aviary 955 W. Fulton Market 312-226-0868 Hours: 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. - Wednesday through Sunday Rating: 4 out of 4, Already hot You probably can’t afford The Aviary. At least, you probably don’t think you can. I know I didn’t....
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Chicago Tribune MagazineHot chocolate has always been open to interpretation, ever since Montezuma and his pals sipped a spicy version. Bet they'd love Aviary executive chef Craig Schoettler's smoky take, served at Grant Achatz's cutting-edge cocktail lounge in Chicago. Aviary'...
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