The primary author of the soon-to-launch Tasting Table Chicago daily email newsletter will be Heather Sperling. You may recognize Heather from such resume bullet-points as writing for StarChefs, and being Grant Achatz’s long-term girlfriend.
Update: Chicagoist checked with Tasting Table about the whole Heather/Grant connection and got the following reply: “…our EIC, Nick (Fauchald), has a specific understanding with Heather: she will neither promote Grant’s restaurants or work, nor ignore his existence (ignoring a top chef would be as disingenuous as shilling for him). Of course, Grant does not need Tasting Table to promote his already incredible career. Since Tasting Table is really about selection – not blanket coverage – I don’t foresee any problems.”