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  • Next: Now open for business

    Next: Now open for business
    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...
  • Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world

    Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chicago, that tippling town

    Chicago, that tippling town
    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...
  • 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....