| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Best in Chicago. Best in North America. Closing in on best in the world.
Grant Achatz is rapidly running out of titles to secure.
Alinea was named the No. 6 restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant magazine in its annual ranking of the top...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:05 PM
At long last, Grant Achatz's cocktail lounge, Aviary, is (finally) opening.
According to the Alinea/Next chef's Facebook status posted Friday afternoon, Aviary will open its doors to the public Saturday at 6 p.m. Drinks will be doled out on a first-come,...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:21 PM
If you like to blend exclusive food and fashion then Dose Market is the place to be this Sunday.
This week the monthly market, located in the River East Arts Center (435 E Illinois), will feature fashions by Chalk, a pop up tea house by X-Marx and Rare...
| Jul 11, 2011
Peter Testa worries about food safety when he goes to bed, and he's still thinking about it when he wakes up four hours later to start another day as president of Testa Produce Inc.
But he doesn't bother to wash his favorite fruits, blueberries and...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:03 AM
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....
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2012
Hedy 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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Grant 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...
| Mar 3, 2011
Chicago’s cocktail scene has reached a crucial crossroads.
Thanks to the classic cocktail revival that intoxicated New York and San Francisco before landing in Chicago five years back, drink enthusiasts have options. Classics (martinis, fizzes,...