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  • Aviary team scouting location for new 'drinking establishment'

    Aviary team scouting location for new 'drinking establishment'
    A mysterious blog tipped us off this morning to the possibility that Nick Kokonas, Grant Achatz and the team behind cocktail spot The Aviary and restaurants Next and Alinea had a new project in the works. Kokonas, a partner in all three venues,...
  • Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11

    Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11
    There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
  • Mini-review: Tanta

    Mini-review: Tanta
    Mini-review: Tanta 118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700 Rating: 3.5 (out of 4) Heating up You might not have heard of Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, but he has 33 restaurants around the world, including Astrid y Gaston in Lima, which ranked one spot higher (#...
  • Fanciful food swap

    Fanciful  food swap
    Two of the most acclaimed chefs in the nation have embarked on an extraordinary, unprecedented switcheroo. By the time you read this, Grant Achatz of Alinea will have completed a five-night stretch of cooking his food at Eleven Madison Park in New York....
  • Iliana in Wonderland

    Iliana in Wonderland
    At one point of a dinner at Elizabeth restaurant, I was served a dark and rich maitake-mushroom tea (really a clarified broth) while a pure-white device on the table played Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." Which made me think that chef/owner Iliana...
  • Bring on brunch

    Bring on brunch
    Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
  • Ex-Chicagoan conquers Mexican food

    Ex-Chicagoan conquers Mexican food
    NEW YORK — Rarely smiling or saying more than was necessary as he created a twisting column of chocolate ganache or turned peanut butter into powder, Alex Stupak was an intense figure in Grant Achatz's intense kitchen as Alinea's opening pastry...
  • Phil Vettel: Four stars for Grace

    Phil Vettel: Four stars for Grace
    Given chef Curtis Duffy's curriculum vitae — his work at Alinea, the two Michelin stars awarded to Avenues restaurant on Duffy's watch — there really wasn't any question whether Grace, Duffy's first solo effort, would be good. Just how good....
  • Four stars for Next's Vegan menu

    Four stars for Next's Vegan menu
    Chicago has seen vegetarian restaurants before, and vegetable menus before, but nothing, not even the vegetable tasting menus that Charlie Trotter offered during his long career, compares to the Vegan menu currently featured at Next. In more than 20...
  • Scaling the heights

    Scaling the heights
    Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes. These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
  • 'World's 50 Best' drops Alinea to 15th; El Celler de Can Roca is numero uno

    'World's 50 Best' drops Alinea to 15th; El Celler de Can Roca is numero uno
    For the first time in three years, there’s a new restaurant on top of the world. In a mild upset, El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, took top honors at Restaurant Magazine’s annual “World’s 50 Best Restaurants" awards...