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James Beard Semifinalists 2019: See the Full List
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James Beard Semifinalists 2019: See the Full List
The names of US chef and restaurant semifinalists for the James Beard Awards 2019 have been released. Here's the full list of nominees across 21 categories.
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Grant Achatz Explains How One of America's Best Restaurants Creates New Dishes
Watch chef Grant Achatz explain how he pairs different flavors to create dishes at one of America's best restaurants.
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Michelin Guide to Chicago 2019 – the Full List
There's a new starred addition to the Michelin Guide to Chicago 2019: see the full list.
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2018: See The Full List of Winners
The James Beard Foundation Award winners for 2018 have been announced. Here's a recap of the ceremony with a full list of the winners.
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Meet the Future Faces of American Cuisine
Get ready to meet some of the rising stars of the American culinary scene. Five young chefs set to make a significant impact on the food industry.
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Elite Traveler's 100 Best Restaurants in the World 2018 – the Full List
The luxury lifestyle magazine has released its annual reader voted list of the best restaurants in the world – find out who's number one.
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James Beard Semfinalists 2018 - See The Full List
Take a look at the list of chefs and restaurants that have made the semifinals of the James Beard Awards for 2018.
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Chicago's Grace Has Closed
Three-Michelin-star Grace restaurant in Chicago has closed after chef Curtis Duffy and manager Michael Muser walked out.
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Grant Achatz and NEXT Release 2018 Menu Ideas
The new menu idea for NEXT 2018 have been released, take a look at what's to come and find out how to get your tickets.
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How Many 3 Star Michelin Restaurants Are There in The USA?
Find out how many 3-star Michelin restaurants in the United States are. take a trip through the best cuisines in the world. What are you waiting for?
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Michelin Guide to Chicago 2018 – the Full List
The Michelin Guide to Chicago 2018 has been released, with the big news that the city has a new two star restaurant – see the full list.
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Chicago Named Best Restaurant City in the US
Bon Appétit magazine has chosen Chicago as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2017 – here's why.
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50 Best Restaurants in America
Here's a look at the 50 Best Restaurants in America - a list produced by compiling data from six different guides.
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Grant Achatz is Creating a World's 50 Best Restaurants Inspired Dinner
18 of the world's best chefs have agreed to collaborate with Grant Achatz for a very special menu at his NEXT restaurant in Chicago.
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Achatz Announces NEXT Themes for 2017
Grant Achatz and team have announced the upcoming themes for NEXT - their ever changing restaurant experience in Chicago.
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Chicago Michelin Guide 2017 - The Full List
The Michelin Guide for Chicago 2017 has been released with two new restaurants receiving their second star. See the full list.
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Why The Internet Has Raised $354,000 for This Old Popsicle Seller
Over 16,000 people online have donated to a campaign for Fedencio Sanchez, an 89-year-old popsicle seller with a sad story to tell.
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James Beard Foundation Celebrates 25 Years and the 2016 Award Winners
The James Beard Foundation honours its 25th anniversary along with the 2016 James Beard Awards Ceremony and winners.
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James Beard Finalists Announced - Here's the Full List
The finalists for the James Beard Awards 2016 have been announced. Here's a look at the full list of chefs, restaurants and hospitality professionals featured.
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Look Inside Acadia - Chicago's Newest Two Star Restaurant
We take a look inside Acadia - the new two Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago. See their dishes.
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Michelin Guide Chicago 2016 - The Full List
The Michelin Chicago 2016 Guide has been released with a new two-starred restaurant entering the Michelin ranks.
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Uber Gets Set to Deliver Our Take Away Orders
ChowNow and UberRush have created a unique partnership that will see Uber step into the food delivery market.
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Identità Does New York | Gallery from the 2015 Chefs' Congress
Some of the best Italian chefs cooking together with the USA colleagues as Identità Golose is spreading Italian taste across New York and Chicago.
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Taste Talks Chicago - A Chat with April Bloomfield
We chat with April Bloomfield ahead of Taste Talks in Chicago, a three day food event curated by Bloomfield and Paul Kahan.
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Grant Achatz and NEXT Focus in on Terroir
Grant Achatz and the team at NEXT have released the latest trailer for their upcoming Terroir menus.
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Tony Mantuano: "My New Fine Dining, Italian Style" | Video
We sit down for a video interview with Tony Mantuano, a chef who has been cooking top Italian cuisine in the United States for 30 years.
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10 of The Hottest New Restaurants in Chicago
A round up of ten of the best new restaurants recently opened in Chicago, with wood fired goodies and seafood shacks all making the cut.
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Off-the-Plate with Grant Achatz: 'Alinea is Coming to Madrid and Miami'
Grant Achatz reflects on ten years of Alinea, his future plans for the restaurant and why we can all expect a taste of Alinea in Miami and Madrid.
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Chicago Artist Fills Potholes with Ice Cream Mosaics
Artist Jim Bachor has found a sweet way to deal with potholes: he's turned them in delectable ice cream mosaics. Check out his stunning work.
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A Zero Waste Restaurant in Chicago
A look at Sandwich Me In - a zero waste restaurant in Chicago that offers quick service and homemade dishes.
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Johnnie's Beef in Chicago
Head out of the city of Chicago and visit Johnnie's Beef, a place where locals queue out of the door for a classic wet and hot sandwich.
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2015 - The Winners
A look back at the 2015 James Beard Awards as some of America's top culinary talent are celebrated in Chicago.
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Mindy Segal: "A Good Pastry Chef Is A Chameleon"
What does it take to be a modern pastry chef? Watch legendary Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal break it all down in this interview with Potluck Video.
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Here's The Full List of 2015 James Beard Award Finalists
The final nominees for the 2015 James Beard Awards have been released, here's a look at all those restaurants and chefs to make the final cut.
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Chicago's Hottest New Restaurants 2015
Zagat have published a list of the hottest new restaurants in Chicago with some interesting sounding places that offer up some unique concepts.
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Best Places to Eat in Chicago
Zagat's survey results for Chicago have been released with info on the best restaurants and top specialities to try in the city.
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Chicago's Masters of Meat
A mini documentary that explores Chicago's bustling meat scene, from local butchers, to the new wave of farmers and old school slaughter houses.
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Michelin Stars to Eat With Your Eyes
From Italy to Japan, Germany and the USA: a collection of some of the most beautiful dishes from the new Michelin Starred restaurants in the world.
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Grant Achatz's New 'Bistro' Trailer for NEXT
A new trailer for the latest menu offering by Grant Achatz and his team at the NEXT restaurant in Chicago.
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Food Travel Trends for 2015: 8 Destinations to Visit
From Cuba to Portugal, from Slovenia to Italy, here are 8 food regions for delicious plates of local fare to keep an eye on in 2015.
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Taste Talks Chicago: Kahan and Vetri Cook Together | Video
Watch chefs Paul Kahan and chef Marc Vetri make killer short ribs for an All Star BBQ held during Taste Talks Chicago this fall.
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Taste Talks Chicago: Making S'Mores With Segal and Surratt | Video
Watch renown Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal make gourmet S'mores with a special guest in this behind-the-scenes video from Taste Talks Chicago.
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Grant Achatz Announces New 2015 Menus for NEXT
Grant Achatz has announced his upcoming 2015 menus for the NEXT restaurant, with Bistro, Tapas and Terroir the new themes.
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Grant Achatz: "Why Does a Restaurant Have to Have a Permanent Address?"
We sit down with the American chef Grant Achatz as he asks the question: why does a restaurant have to have a permanent address?
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Grace: The World's Newest Three Michelin Starred Restaurant
Grace in Chicago is the world's newest three Michelin starred restaurant - here's a look at some of the wonderful creations leaving their kitchen.
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Michelin Guide for Chicago 2015 - The Full List
The Michelin Guide for Chicago 2015 has been released with the Grace restaurant receiving the highest accolade of three Michelin stars.
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Grant Achatz To Open A New Restaurant
The Chicago dining scene just got more exciting with news that Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas will be opening a new restaurant next year.
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Grant Achatz on Next and Their Modern Chinese Menu
A chat with Grant Achatz about his latest Modern Chinese menu at Next, his Trio menu planned for September and 2015 plans for Next.
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Alinea Pop-Up to Open in New York
Grant Achatz has revealed plans to take Alinea to New York for a pop-up project that will see the restaurant open in Manhattan for a short period of time.
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WATCH: Chef David Posey, a Rising Star in the Windy City | Video
A chat with David Posey, chef at Blackbird restaurant in Chicago: he's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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Behold The Wonut, A Waffle-Doughnut Hybrid
Now you can enjoy a waffle-doughnut hybrid called the Wonut at the Waffles Cafe in Chicago.
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This Letter From a Chef Is a Must-Read
This eye-opening letter from a chef will leave you wondering if you've really got what it takes to work in a professional kitchen. Do you agree with his views?
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Where To Eat in Chicago According To Grant Achatz
Planning a trip to the Windy City? Here are Grant Achatz' tips for where to eat in Chicago.
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3 Sustainable Farming Trends Reshaping Agriculture
Is underground farming the future of agriculture? What about vertical farming? Find out which sustainable farming practices are redefining how we grow food.
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WATCH: Grant Achatz Talks Muscle Cars
In this video from the Chicago Tribune acclaimed chef Grant Achatz gushes about his first car: a 1970 Pontiac GTO.
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Behold The Doughscuit, the Latest Cronut Contender
The doughscuit is a doughnut-biscuit hybrid that aims to compete with the Cronut. Find out where it's made and why some find it irresistible.
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Parents Take Crying Baby<br>for a Tasting Menu at Alinea
Chef Grant Achatz is questioning whether or not children should be allowed at Alinea after a couple brought a crying 8-month-old baby to the restaurant.
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'Next' Announces Menus for 2014
Here's a first look at the 2014 menu offerings at Grant Achatz's restaurant 'Next.' The new menus will be: Chicago Steak, Chinese Modern and Trio 2004.
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Achatz Confirms Chicago Steakhouse Menu For 'Next'
After weeks of teasing fans Grant Achatz revealed a Chicago Steakhouse menu will debut at his restaurant 'Next' in January.
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Michelin Guide Chicago 2014
The Windy City is now home to a total of 25 Michelin-starred restaurants including newcomers Senza, EL Ideas and Grace. Find out who else made it onto the list.
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Real Kitchen Becomes an Alinea Take Away
Watch as Real Kitchen in Chicago becomes Alinea for one night only, offering a 45 course, take out, tasting menu - a parody of course.
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Achatz Opens Private Dining Space 'The Room'
Chef Grant Achatz and his team have opened 'The Room', a private dining room for ten that will serve seasonal tasting menus with wine pairings.
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Is A Steakhouse Menu Coming To 'Next'?
Chef Grant Achatz has been teasing fans by tweeting pictures of sizzling steaks. Could a steakhouse menu be coming to Next in Chicago? We seek the answers...
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Your Chance to Meet Grant Achatz
Meet with the Avant Garde chef Grant Achatz as he hosts a number of meet &amp; greets for the premiere screenings of the Spinning Plates Documentary in Chicago.
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Pictures from Next's Bocuse d'Or Menu
A look at some of the pictures from people lucky enough to get a seat for the Next Bocuse d'Or Menu in Chicago
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WATCH: Next Cooks Up Bocuse D'Or Menu
Here's a stunning first look at the new Bocuse D'Or menu at Grant Achatz 'Next' restaurant in Chicago.
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What It's Like To Have a Drink with Grant Achatz
Ever daydreamed of having a drink with Grant Achatz? Someone else did and made a video of the awesome experience. Watch, learn and feel jealous it wasn't you.
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Is Grant Achatz Taking Alinea on Tour?
Could Grant Achatz be planning a food tour? Speculation began after the chef asked the question 'why does a restaurant have to have a permanent address?'
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Achatz's Cocktail Bar 'The Aviary' has Best Bartender in America
Charles Joly, the beverage director at Grant Achatz's world famous cokctail bar The Aviary, has been voted the best bartender in America.
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Gaston Acurio's Tanta Chicago Coming Soon
In just a few weeks, Gaston Acurio's Tanta restaurant will open in Chicago. The restaurant is just one of the many projects the chef has in the works.
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Grant Achatz's Vegan Menu in Pictures
The latest offering from Grant Achatz and the Next restaurant in Chicago, a 20-course vegan feast described as one inventive vegan creation after another.
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Achatz Given Community Service Award (Video)
Watch acclaimed chef Grant Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas discuss the Community Leadership Award granted to them by a local institution.
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Food Porn From Grant Achatz's 'Next' (Pictures)
Check out these mouthwatering pictures of The Hunt menu at Next restaurant, which is operated by Grant Achatz, one of the world's 50 best chefs.
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Luscious Alinea Menu Preview (Video)
Alinea's got some hot new items on the menu this season. Watch this seductive and suspenseful video filmed and directed by Christian Seel.
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The Aviary Will Release 10 New Beers
The Aviary, Chicago's premier artisanal cocktail bar, will release 10 new beers brewed in collaboration with award-winning brewery Evil Twin next Tuesday.
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Demand For Fresh Food at Airports Increases
Enough bad airport food! Passengers and airport employees at Chicago O'Hare are demanding fresh, local and healthy food choices, according to a recent survey.
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Watch: The Aviary's Beer Brewing Process
Watch as the Aviary's Charles Joly and Micah Melton travel to Kentucky to brew their upcoming ''Stalk You Like A Hurricane'' porter
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The 7-Year Sashimi Dish
It took modernist chef Curtis Duffy seven years to come up with the signature sashimi dish he serves at his Chicago restaurant Grace
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When an Inch Really Does Matter
A man from Chicago has filled a law suit against the sandwich chain Subway after claims they misled him with deceptive and improper advertising
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Watch Grant Achatz's 'The Hunt' Teaser
Wondering what mouth-watering delicacies the team at Next will prepare for The Hunt? Check out a video preview of the seasonal menu dedicated to local game
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Grant Achatz to Offer Vegan Menu in 2013
The American chef Grant Achatz has released new details for the special themed menus he has planned for 2013
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Grant Achatz: "Participation is the Next Big Thing"
Chef Grant Achatz sits down to discuss his work at Alinea and Next in Chicago, his recent restaurant swap and what he thinks the next big food trends will be
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Grant Achatz Planning Vegan Menu For Next
Grant Achatz is planning a trio of interesting menus for his restaurant Next. One of the menus will focus solely on vegan dishes
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Spend A Weekend With Rick Bayless For $4,000
Enjoy the company of celebrity chef Rick Bayless during an adventure filled weekend for $4,000
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The Michelin Guide 2013 Chicago
No stars for Grant Achatz and his team at the Next restaurant as the 2013 Michelin guide for Chicago is released
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Video: How Ice Is Made At The Aviary
This video that shows another dimension of how Grant Achatz's mind works. Watch how "The Ice Guy'' makes ice at The Aviary and get ready to be blown away
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Spinning Plates | A Documentary Featuring Alinea
Spinning Plates is a new documentary directed by Joseph Levy that tells the story of three great American restaurants, including Alinea in Chicago
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Next Kaiseki Video | Teaser #3
In their third video teaser the team at Next in Chicago finally unveil the artistic dishes they will serve on their Kyoto menu this fall
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Grant Achatz's Next Teaser #2: Bloody and Dark
Grant Achatz and his team at Next have turned to the dark side. Their killer new teaser for the upcoming Kyoto menu is bloody and full of suspense
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Grant Achatz's Next Kyoto Menu
What's new at Next? Grant Achatz's chameleon-like Chicago restaurant will feature Japanese dishes this autumn
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Mystery Collaboration: Alinea and Eleven Madison Park (Video)
The chefs at Alinea and Eleven Madison Park are working on a mysterious new project called 21st Century Ltd
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Chicago: Abandoned Food Factory To Become A Zero-Waste Vertical Farm
Chicago, America's Windy City, will be home to a zero-waste vertical farm which will produce sustainable foods including vegetables, bread, beer and fish
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Achatz on The Avant-Garde
Grant Achatz discusses the avant-garde and how he approaches the creation of new dishes in his restaurant
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Are These The Best Doughnuts in America?
The Doughnut Vault in Chicago has some very loyal customers. So loyal that they're willing to queue for hours, in rain, heat and wind for a doughnut fix
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Owner Sues Chef Over Missing Recipes
The owner of a cafe in Chicago, famous for its 'Cinnamon Bombs', is suing her chef after she claims he stole the only copy of her secret recipes.
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A Green Kitchen, Starting From The Top
The award for the “greenest” goes to a Chicago restaurant that adheres to 116 criteria certified by an association promoting eco-friendly restaurant culture