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LOOK: Next's Steak Menu Has Arrived!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

The latest menu at Grant Achatz's Next have arrived and, as is customary for the popular Chicago restaurant, the new offerings have a sleek artsy trai...


Ali Rosen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Since opening in 2011, Chicago's NEXT restaurant has changed its entire concept nine times. It's a formula that seems to be working.

WATCH: Next Restaurant Introduces Vegan Menu With Cheeky Video

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

Before Next restaurant launches a new menu, which happens every four months, a video usually previews the offerings to come. The last edition, The Hun...

WATCH: Grant Achatz's Best Video Yet?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Home

Next Restaurant has gone through a lot of menu permutations -- from Paris, 1906 to Kyoto. Chef Grant Achatz and his team usually celebrate new menu la...

'GQ' Reveals Its Best New Restaurants Of The Year

Grub Street New York | Posted 02.16.2012 | Home

It's that time again: GQ unveils its always-a-little-perplexing list of the country's best new restaurants. Taking the top spot this year: L.A.'s ink,...

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...

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...

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...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Growing Food For Top Restaurants

Posted 11.08.2011 | Home

Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many di...

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'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...

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...

Grant Achatz's (Ticketed) "Next Restaurant" Details, Plus A Bar: The Aviary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been an eventful several weeks for Grant Achatz, Alinea, and co. Just a couple weeks ago, Alinea was named by Chicago magazine as the best resta...