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  • Dose Market returns Sunday with pop up teahouse and Grant Achatz cocktails

    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...
  • Achatz set to open Next, delays Aviary

    Achatz set to open Next, delays Aviary
    Perhaps the most highly-anticipated double-opening in Chicago's culinary history has split in two. Grant Achatz's Next and Aviary, originally scheduled to open in tandem, have been delayed yet again, and will now open separately, according to a Tweet...
  • Aviary opens Saturday

    Aviary opens Saturday
    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,...
  • Keeping track of everything from blueberries to a $20 million green building

    Keeping track of everything from blueberries to a $20 million green building
    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...
  • James Beard awards includes one Florida chef nominee

    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...
  • Drinking, from dance club to dive

    Drinking, from  dance club to dive
    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,...
  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    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...
  • Review: The Aviary

    Review: The Aviary
    The 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....
  • Why restaurant critic Phil Vettel broke anonymity to review Beran's and Achatz' "Next"

    Why restaurant critic Phil Vettel broke anonymity to review Beran's and Achatz' "Next"
    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...