Category Archives: Chicago

My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of […]


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Wish List 2012

My wish list of restaurants that I have not yet visited has evolved a bit with time. Some have made it off the list, because I have finally eaten at them, while others have slid off due to changing interests. […]


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Grant Achatz Talks with Kim Severson at StarChefs

“I actually thought that Elizabeth Falkner was going to lead us in a seance” Kim Severson joked as she opened up her discussion with Grant Achatz at the latest StarChefs International Chefs Congress. They were there to discuss Chef Achatz’ […]


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Flying High in the Aviary

 
There is no doubt in my mind that Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Dave Beran and company has all the moxie it needs to be a huge success without any additional help. Nevertheless, much like Tickets, the […]


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The Next Experience – Paris 1906

 
I specifically refrained from reading about other people’s experiences before I dined at Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas with Dave Beran running the kitchen, so if you are set to dine there within the […]


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