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Tribune criticFor Jason Vincent, the only downside in being named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs in America,” was the timing. Making the 2013 list of 10 chefs meant Vincent had to spend Tuesday in New York for the announcement, photo...
An entirely new kind of South Florida restaurant has opened its doors in Delray Beach. With just 18 seats inside and another eight on the patio, the Grove is the type of personal, chef-driven restaurant you'd expect to find on a trip to Napa Valley....
Tags: Alinea, Ice Cream, Foods and Beverages, Salads, Onions
Chef Richard Rosendale and his dream team of mentors -- including Chicago-based Alinea/Next chef Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se) and Daniel Boulud (Daniel) -- traveled to Lyon, France, with the goal of Team USA winning its first-...
Tags: Potatoes, Japan, Next (restaurant), Greenbrier, Denmark
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel. Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
Tags: Tavernita, Urban Union, CLTV, Gilt Bar, Lifestyle and Leisure
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
For its latest menu, Next restaurant invested in a special piece of cooking equipment. A Weber kettle grill. Standing alongside the recirculating thermal circulators, Anti-Griddles, Sonicpreps and other high-tech gizmos that populate Next's high-tech...
Tags: Summer Squash, Alinea, Pasta, Foods and Beverages, eBay Inc.
Dale Levitski's career arc is like that of most top chefs. In reverse. After running a couple of modest Chicago restaurants, Levitski found himself thrust into the spotlight as the surprise pick to succeed Grant Achatz at four-star Trio, and, just as...
Tags: Sprout, Brunch, CLTV, Dale Levitski, Sandwiches
Michael Lev, the Tribune's associate managing editor for business, spent nearly a decade as the newspaper's correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing. He recently dined at Next and shared his thoughts on the experience. Going to Next is a visit to the kitchen...
Alinea, Chicago's most acclaimed restaurant, has used Open Table in the past to manage — though not take — reservations, but co-owner Nick Kokonas isn't shy about anticipating and working toward the service's demise. Kokonas, partners with...
In her 38 years in the restaurant business, server Linda Doherty has come up with a few theories: It's easier to memorize orders instead of writing them down. Diners like it when you joke around. And, while you can never predict this exactly, there are...
Two of the most acclaimed chefs in the nation have embarked on an extraordinary, unprecedented switcheroo. By the time you read this, Grant Achatz of Alinea will have completed a five-night stretch of cooking his food at Eleven Madison Park in New York....
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