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  • 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 (#...
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast
    Boka 1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070 With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
  • 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,...
  • Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?

     Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?
    In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
  • 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...
  • Memoir blends food and comics

    Memoir blends food and comics
    The hardest thing to accept about Lucy Knisley's "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen," the lovely new graphic food memoir from the former Chicago cartoonist, is that Knisley grew up to be a cartoonist at all. In the early pages, we see an adolescent, big-...