Grant Achatz

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Influential Chef Charlie Trotter Dead at 54; His Chicago Restaurant Was Hot Spot For Decades

    Charlie Trotter, the chef whose eponymous restaurant began a new and inventive era in American cuisine, has died. Trotter was 54, and had closed his restaurant last year after 25 years of much success, and almost as much controversy and conflict. He said that he decided to close the restaurant so he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Our Inspired Suggestions for the Name of the New Menil Cafe (And You Can Name It, Too)

    The new café at the Menil Collection seems like it's been in development forever. But recently we received some promising information that leads us to believe the café is, in fact, happening -- and soon! The press office for the Menil announced that the café will be housed in one of the 20th-cen ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Amanda McGraw of Brasserie 19 and Ibiza

    Yesterday, we chatted with Amanda McGraw of Brasserie 19 and Ibiza about her times staging in Chicago, and what it was like opening a restaurant like Brasserie 19. Today, we continue our conversation. EOW: What is your official title? AM: I am the Chef de Cuisine for Brasserie 19 and Ibiza. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Shiftwork Bites: The Last Bite

    Nicholas L. HallStation Setup​This is a bit of a bittersweet installment of Shiftwork Bites. It's only been about six months since my very first post, but I've grown deeply attached to the project. The challenges, the successes, and even the failures have been a wonderful learning experience, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    A Taste of Chicago: 3 Things That Would Do Well in Houston

    Bloody Mary flight over brunch at Bin in Wicker Park.​I recently took a five-day trip to Chicago -- my first vacation in three years -- to revel in the cool weather, the lake breezes, the iconic architecture, the absorbing museums, and, of course, the food. Chicago's evolution into a culinary ... More >>