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  • Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world

    Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world
    Best in Chicago. Best in North America. Closing in on best in the world. Grant Achatz is rapidly running out of titles to secure. Alinea was named the No. 6 restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant magazine in its annual ranking of the top...
  • Lawrence Letrero named chef at Tribute restaurant

    Tribute, the contemporary American restaurant aiming for a June opening in the South Loop (800 S. Michigan Ave.), already has made a chef change. Lawrence Letrero, a Kendall College culinary grad who has logged time at Karyn's On Green and Perennial,...
  • 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 Grunts and other notable restaurants...
  • From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"

    From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"
    In January 2010, chef Curtis Duffy took a one-month sabbatical from Avenues to creatively recharge. He set a goal for himself: conceptualize one dish for every day that month (one he came up with was called “The Life Cycle of Fennel”). He...
  • Ain't misbehavin': Q&A with Graham Elliot

    Ain't misbehavin': Q&A with Graham Elliot
    It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
  • Mixology issue: Breakfast cocktails let you have your drinks over easy

     
    There are times when breakfast makes a perfect end-of-the-day meal, and others when drinking your dinner seems to be the logical choice. Two local bartenders have decided to fuse these guilty pleasures, creating unique breakfast-inspired cocktails...
  • 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......
  • 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...