A dish from One Sister

Iliana Regan, the chef and forager I wrote a feature story about this week, is opening her first restaurant, Elizabeth, on September 19 at 4835 N. Western. Instead of taking reservations the traditional way, she’s using the same ticketing system as Next restaurant, and tickets just went on sale—to buy them, you’ll have to first register on the Elizabeth website. The three fixed-price menus range in length from ten to 25 courses and in price from $65 to $205 (as at Next, the price will vary depending on the day of the week).

Developed for Next, the system is now used in just four restaurants in the country—Alinea, New York’s NoMad, Next, and now Elizabeth. Nick Kokonas, Grant Achatz’s business partner, told me in early August that he offered it to Regan because it seemed like a good fit. “She’s very talented, and she’s putting together something very unique,” he said. “If you have an innovative system that you’re trying to roll out to the public, you want to be associated with other innovative people and businesses.”