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AOL | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

World-renowned chef Grant Achatz discusses his recipe for restaurant success and what it was like to create innovative dishes when he lost his sense o...

WATCH: Alinea's Grant Achatz On Being Misunderstood

Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

"I think the cuisine we do here at Alinea is oftentimes misunderstood," says chef Grant Achatz. "It's not about being buttoned up in a tight tie and s...

Grant Achatz Talks Cooking At Home And His Secret Vice

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago

Since opening his mad scientist lab of a restaurant Alinea in 2005, Chicago-based chef Grant Achatz (rhymes with jackets), 37, has earned formidable a...

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Achatz Reveals Huge Change For Alinea | Joe Satran | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

It's already hard to get a reservation at Alinea, Grant Achatz's universally acclaimed, three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago. But soon it's go...

PHOTOS: Chicago Restaurants Rake In James Beard Nominations

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The James Beard Award Foundation released their list of semi-finalists vying for top restaurant and chef honors this week, and, foodie destination tha...

WATCH: Restaurant Creates Edible Helium Balloon

Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

Recently, Grant Achatz has been getting so much press for his restaurant Next, his bar The Aviary and his successful memoir Life on the Line that it's...

Inside Next El Bulli

Time Out Chicago | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago

Two servers in street clothes attempt to pass each other without touching in the narrow pathway that leads from Next's kitchen to its dining room. See...

50 Most Powerful People in Food? Whose Food?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

This duality of sustainable food advocates on one end and industrial food giants on the other shows the growing power of each of the poles of our food system.

The Surprising Economics Of Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Economists Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson have a problem with Grant Achatz's pricing strategy at Next, where tickets are sold at a fixed price an...

Battles Likes More Than "Ice Cream"

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

Battles, which has a song called "Ice Cream," it turns out has quite the palate... bone marrow, Japan fish market, and mention of Grant Achatz.

Restaurant To Sell Season Tickets

Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant in Chicago has already been pretty genre-bending in the restaurant world. Few other restaurants change concepts every t...

The Savory Side of StarChefs International Chefs Congress

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

What do you get when you have Pierre Hermé, Massimo Bottura, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Grant Achatz, Jeffrey Steingarten, Elizabeth Falkner and Johnny Iuzzini all under the same roof? The StarChefs International Chefs Congress.

WATCH: New Menu For Next Inspired By Midwestern Childhood

Posted 12.22.2011 | Chicago

He's taken diners to Escoffier's Paris, 1906 and modern Thailand. Now, Chicago Chef Grant Achatz's Next restaurant will take guests on a trip down the...

New York's Top Critic Reviews Chicago's Hottest Restaurant | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

The wild catfish in Thai caramel sauce had been devoured and the elegant metal plate holding it whisked away, a gin-clear watermelon consommé tossed ...

Food Informants: Diary Of A Four-Star Serviceware Designer

Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

HuffPost Food is excited to introduce Food Informants, a brand-new, week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it...

Grant Achatz's Second Iteration Of Next Restaurant Debuts July 8 With Thai Menu

Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

Chef Grant Achatz's Next restaurant, which changes cuisine roughly every three months, is just about ready for its second iteration. After the first t...

Grant Achatz: Foundation, Innovation, Every Moment Is New

Leah Mayor | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
Leah Mayor

Grant Achatz is known for his sophistication, originality, creativity and surprise. A meal at Alinea has been elevated from the rankings of mere food to being hailed as art, sculpture, even a spiritual experience.

Gastrocrats: Destroying Dining For The Rest Of Us?

TIME | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

There have been a lot of weird things for sale on Craigslist over the years. But a $3,000 dinner reservation? Admittedly, the rezzie is actually a Won...

Hot Or Not: Which New Restaurants Live Up To The Hype?

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

With so many hot openings in recent weeks, odds are you don't have the time (or the funds) to visit them all. Lucky for you, we've narrowed it down to...

Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant Tickets Selling For Up To $3000

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis and Colin Sterling | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home

Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant just opened and already tickets have popped up on Craigslist and eBay, selling from $500 to $3000. Co-owner Nick Kokona...

Bon Appetit: 10 Delicious Chef Memoirs | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books

Make no bones about it — life in a restaurant is difficult work. The hours are long, the pay isn’t much, and the work is ultimately thankless. Or ...

Grant Achatz's Mega-Hyped Next Now Open For Business (If You Can Get In)

Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

Next restaurant, the mega-hyped new restaurant from chef Grant Achatz (of Alinea fame) is now open for service. The restaurant will change the menu e...

Cub Scouts Wreak Havoc On Alinea Kitchen

Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

It's a privilege for any young chef to cook inside the Alinea kitchen and for this pack of seven-year-old Cubs Scouts, culinary training came early. T...

The James Beard Noms Are Out

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

At last year's James Beard Foundation Awards, Avenues' chef Curtis Duffy was tapped to cook for the ceremony. Today, Duffy finds himself among the Beard honoree elite.

How Grant Achatz Makes A Burger

Men's Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Men's Health challenged Grant Achatz, chef/owner of the gastronomic temple Alinea in Chicago, to reinvent what may be man's favorite food for our...