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  • Best restaurant in the world? Whose world?

     
    Nobody takes "best" lists seriously, but they are plenty of fun to argue about. And there's plenty of arguing going on right now over the list of 50 best restaurants in the world put together by Restaurant magazine and sponsored......
  • Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world

     
    Want to dine at one of the world's top 10 best restaurants? You don't even have to leave Lincoln Park....
  • Chilam Balam owner talks celeb chef impact

     
    NBC has a cool Q&A with Chilam Balam owner/chef Chuy Valencia: How does city’s obsession with celebrity chefs impact the up-and-coming talent? To find out, we checked in with Chuy Valencia, the chef and owner of Lakeview’s Chilam Balam. In a...
  • New coffee for Earwax

     
    All over the Twitters and Facebook, they've been proudly showing off their new espresso machine, coffee grinders and brewers....
  • Does Alinea take reservations for Lollapalosers?

     
    First, we had irritating Yankees fans meandering the city. Now, thanks to Lollapalooza, we’re treated to a variety of retro basketball jerseys worn by folks who have never hoisted a jumper. President Obama may want to keep some of that extra...
  • Expensive restaurants: French Laundry tops priciest-eatery list

     
    French Laundry, Santa Monica's Melisse on list of most expensive restaurants...
  • From Paris to sizzling Bangkok

    From Paris to sizzling Bangkok
    Next, the shape-shifting restaurant by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas (the principals at world-famous Alinea), dazzled diners with its inaugural "Paris 1906" menu. For an encore, the kitchen went about as far afield as possible. To Bangkok, in fact. "We...
  • Avenues to close indefinitely after chef Curtis Duffy leaves Saturday

    Avenues to close indefinitely after chef Curtis Duffy leaves Saturday
    Chef Curtis Duffy will cook his final service at Avenues Saturday, and after that, the two-Michelin star flagship restaurant of The Peninsula Hotel will close indefinitely. Avenues will be searching for a new chef de cuisine in the interim. According...
  • Would-be Next patrons wait in online purgatory

    Would-be Next patrons wait in online purgatory
    Last Wednesday, the night Grant Achatz's Next opened on Fulton Market, a man who lives in the neighborhood came in as the last table was being served. He casually asked for dinner, said Nick Kokonas, Achatz's business partner, who found himself explaining...
  • Phil Vettel reviews Next

    Phil Vettel reviews Next
    I visited Next looking for greatness, and I found it. Next, the sequel restaurant from Grant Achatz of Alinea, is all of 19 days old, but it hums with the grace and confidence of a veteran. Which isn't completely surprising; Achatz, partner Nick Kokonas,...
  • How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name

    How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name
    What’s in a name? For recent James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Rich Melman, it began 40 years ago with an involuntary emission of sound, which led to his restaurant empire. Here's the story of how RJ GruntsĀ and other notable restaurants...