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  • Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs

    Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs
    UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for Intro's first dinner series.  Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has partnered with former L2O chef Matthew Kirkley to open Intro, a restaurant/school concept with ticketed dinners prepared by rotating...
  • Next restaurant's animated trailer previews Bistro menu

    Next restaurant's animated trailer previews Bistro menu
    Next restaurant announced the launch of its new menu earlier this week, and  owners Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas did it with the help of a trailer. A cute cartoon is the latest in a line of videos produced by the Fulton Market restaurant to advertise...
  • Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation

    Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation
    So you just read a rave restaurant review, you have an anniversary approaching and that settles it: you'll splurge on dinner for two at RPM Steak. We're sure you'll enjoy the New York Strip, the risotto with white truffles and the romance … of a 4:...
  • Thursday food news: Chicago Firehouse, Senza, Taco Bell

    Thursday food news: Chicago Firehouse, Senza, Taco Bell
    News and notes on this, National Noodle Ring Day. (Break out your spare bundt cake pans!) - Matthew O'Malley, owner of the Chicago Firehouse, vows to re-open after a fire swept through the South Loop restaurant Wednesday morning. [Tribune] - First L2O,...
  • Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea

    Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea
    Brian Fitzpatrick, Google's first Chicago-based engineer and a leader in the company's work on censorship and government surveillance, is leaving the Internet giant to join chef Grant Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas, the team behind Alinea,...
  • Eating out with kids? Parents, consider these guidelines. Please.

    Eating out with kids? Parents, consider these guidelines. Please.
    I remember so vividly the first time that my wife and I brought our baby daughter to dinner at a restaurant, because nothing happened. Our daughter was only 4 weeks old, and we packed her diaper bag as if we were traveling to the moon: diapers and wipes...
  • Tock ready to take restaurant ticketing national

    Tock ready to take restaurant ticketing national
    For years, Nick Kokonas was warned. No one would ever prepay for a ticket to eat at a restaurant. For years, Nick Kokonas was undaunted. He was collecting data, reams of it, showing prepaid tickets increased revenue and wiped out no-shows at Alinea,...
  • Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines

    Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines
    Some of Chicago's most famous restaurants will soon receive artisanal meats, truffles and mushrooms from a warehouse on Rawls Road in Des Plaines. D'Artagnan, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in providing high-end restaurants with...
  • GoPro strapped to Malort bottle is as cringeworthy as you would imagine

    GoPro strapped to Malort bottle is as cringeworthy as you would imagine
    What happens when you strap a GoPro camera to a bottle of Malort and pass it to an angel? Gag. You gag. Everyone gags. Jeppson's Malort mimicked the viral "GoPro on a bottle of Fireball at a wedding video" with an entry of their own, "GoPro on a...
  • Do you still set your courses by the stars?

    Do you still set your courses by the stars?
    The Michelin Guide this week serves up its judges' annual assessment of Chicago-area restaurants. As always, it should be a hefty helping of red meat — or well-prepared portobello mushroom — for those whose mouths water at the prospect of...
  • Grace gets a third Michelin star; Alinea repeats

    Grace gets a third Michelin star; Alinea repeats
    There's a new Michelin three-star restaurant in town. Grace, featuring the highly acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, received the coveted top rating in the Michelin Guide Chicago 2015, whose selections were announced Tuesday.  Grace joins Alinea, which...