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Surveying the project

Chef Grant Achatz tours the construction zone in the basement of Next, his second restaurant. It will only accept tickets purchased through a web site because the restaurant wants to cut back on lost revenue when people cancel at the last minute. “The death-in-the-family folks,” Kokonas calls them, “the people whose grandmothers always mysteriously die the same day they made a reservation at Alinea,” which costs (at minimum) $195 a person. Zbigniew Bzdak, Tribune
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