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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Cocktails with a flair for the dramatic

    Cocktails with a flair for the dramatic
    Sometimes a beer and a shot just won't do. There are nights  that call for drinks with a bit of drama, maybe even mystery.  Here, we give you six drinks that deliver a little something extra. The 'Madhattan' bar cart service, Travelle In the 1960s...
  • Loud restaurants work to diminish noise

    Loud restaurants work to diminish noise
    Chef Brian Huston knew he was in trouble at the pre-opening party for his new Evanston restaurant Boltwood. "It was so loud," he said. "It was terrible," agreed partner John Kim. "But we weren't not going to open." So the 70-seat farm-to-table...
  • Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation

    Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation
    So you just read a rave restaurant review, you have an anniversary approaching and that settles it: you'll splurge on dinner for two at RPM Steak. We're sure you'll enjoy the New York Strip, the risotto with white truffles and the romance … of a 4:...
  • Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs

    Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs
    UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for Intro's first dinner series.  Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has partnered with former L2O chef Matthew Kirkley to open Intro, a restaurant/school concept with ticketed dinners prepared by rotating...
  • 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,...
  • Next takes on the classic steakhouse

    Next takes on the classic steakhouse
    Chicago Steak, the latest iteration of Next restaurant (which changes themes three times a year), is a head scratcher, the first effort by Grant Achatz, Dave Beran and Nick Kokonas to leave me uncertain as to what the trio intended. It's an homage to...
  • Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket

    Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket
    42 Grams is the latest Chicago restaurant to feature prepaid, nonrefundable tickets in place of traditional reservations. The advantage to the customer: Known, up-front costs and little, if anything, to settle up at evening's end. The advantage to the...
  • French Laundry team will compete in Bocuse d'Or 2015 competition

    French Laundry team will compete in Bocuse d'Or 2015 competition
    The Bocuse d'Or, otherwise known as the Olympics of the culinary world, will take place in Lyon, France, on Jan. 24, 2015. That means the Bocuse d'Or U.S. team -- chef Philip Tessier and his commis (assistant) Skylar Stover of the French Laundry in Napa...
  • West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars

    West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars
    If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...