Will Tracy and Seth Reiss[‘s] time in Chicago helped inspire their view of fine dining, and several experiences they had in and around Chicago are actually reflected in The Menu.
Tag: Grant Achatz
Funkenhausen’s Mark Steuer makes a miracle out of mushy pasta
Introducing Key Ingredient: Pandemic Pantry
Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant
Psistaria Greek Taverna
How Mordecai chef-owner Matthias Merges helped transform modern fine dining
A phone call to PolyScience in Niles resulted in the popularization of immersion circulators in restaurant kitchens.
The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is an historical treat
A new reference guide is a fun (and mouth-watering) way to learn about the city.
Schwa, now with fewer drugs and more adult responsibility
Once infamous for its excesses, the influential restaurant from mercurial chef Michael Carlson has transformed itself into a fertile proving ground for Chicago’s next generation of young culinary talent. Now that it’s all grown up, has Schwa lost its edge?
The Obamas will reveal more details about their presidential center Wednesday, and other Chicago news
Also, an analysis of how the “Laquan effect” has changed Chicago.
Before the doors open at Alinea, molecular gastronomy is verboten
Grant Achatz’s flagship serves simple, well-executed food during staff meals.
Roister, the Alinea Group’s casual spot, is jaw-dropping
Mike Sula raves about Roister, the latest from Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, and company.
Alinea, Grace chef Curtis Duffy, and Land and Sea Dept. all wore Beards last night
James Beard Awards went to three Chicago chefs and restaurateurs during the 2016 ceremony at the Civic Opera House.
Bar Marta shows the growing influence of Empire Sodikoff
Mike Sula recommends Bar Marta in Humboldt Park.
The guys behind Next give casual dining a go with Roister
The opening of Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’s fourth restaurant, Roister, a long-awaited first foray into something other than fine dining, has already been pushed back a few times. Now, because of construction delays, Achatz says the launch is scheduled for sometime around Thanksgiving. Plans for the space, the former Ing, at 951 W. Fulton […]
Feast your eyes on two trailers: One for Next, one for Ina’s
Two very different trailers just came out: one for fancy dinner, one for a maker of comfy breakfast.
Next’s Paris Bistro teaser is ever so twee
Plus an introduction to Intro, Big Jones goes soul, and more food goings on
Next goes back to its beginnings in its fifth season
Two cheers for the newly announced 2015 menus at Next