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Top Alinea Articles

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  • 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...
  • Why chefs obsess over awards

    Why chefs obsess over awards
    Until recently, I was a voting member of the James Beard Foundation, which gives out a number of highly valued annual awards to chefs and restaurants. But I was not a very active member, and certainly, while eating out, that membership never came up....
  • Friday links: Our excuse to use 'turkey testicles' in a headline

    News and links from the food world this Friday afternoon: - As we first reported Thursday, Takashi Yagihashi is closing his eponymous restaurant at year's end. That makes two Michelin-starred restaurants that have announced their closing in the last...
  • 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,...
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu
    After 10 iterations in which Next has looked outward, creating menus inspired by cuisine from turn-of-the-century Paris, street food from Thailand and the gastronomic wonders of El Bulli chef Ferran Adria, the shape-shifting Next has adopted an inward...
  • Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury

    Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury
    The Bocuse d'Or, considered by some as the Olympic Games of cooking competitions, has named Alinea chef Grant Achatz as honorary president of the Bocuse jury. The competition takes place every other year and will be held Jan. 27-28, 2015, in Lyon, France....
  • Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

    Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award
    I case you missed this on my Facebook page, Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel won a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award and ranked at No. 5 in the overall list of Top 25 restaurants in the U.S. The honor is noteworthy for many reasons,...
  • Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses

    Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses
    Are we hot or are we not? This week, Esquire magazine named two local restaurants as among the best new spots in the country. But just last week, the travel website TripAdvisor released its annual 10 best list and there wasn’t a Southern...
  • Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly

    Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly
    Gather This Lincoln Square restaurant serves a family-style meal every Sunday. Choose three out of the six entrees, which on a recent Sunday included butternut squash risotto, pulled pork and a mixed green salad with apples and hazelnuts. The meal...