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  1. The Grub Street Diet
    Brooks Headley Knows Food Is Better When It’s Stolen“Once you are granted permission, it’s no longer tasty or fun.”
  2. Coming Soon
    Paul Kahan’s Gold Coast Restaurant Nico Opens in DecemberOne of this year’s most anticipated restaurants has a name and an opening date.
  3. The Week in Sports
    Why Dodgers Outfielder Andre Ethier Had To Give Up Food BloggingThe star outfielder can’t hack deadlines, but has a secret connect at Mozza.
  4. Lists
    Bon Appétit Says These 20 Restaurants Are the Country’s MostAn important list of important restaurants.
  5. The Other Critics
    Vettel Loves Elizabeth’s Long, Strange Trip, Nagrant Doubts Mexique Is a StarReviewers eat and write!
  6. Specials
    Election Night: Wine at Avec, Red or Blue Cocktails at Tesori, Geja’s FondueElection night specials from popular spots.
  7. The Other Critics
    Sula Punches BellyQ as Tame, But Vettel Rubs It For Luck; Andy’s Thai Kitchen AnNew reviews of BellyQ, Andy’s Thai Kitchen, Bonsoiree, The Lobby, Avec, The Trenchermen, City Tavern, and RPM Italian.
  8. Chefs
    Erling Wu-Bower Talks Life At the Head of AvecErling Wu-Bower talks his new gig at Avec.
  9. Big Apple Moves
    Will Koren Grieveson Land an NYC Restaurant Gig?Grieveson heads east.
  10. Chefs
    Erling Wu-Bower To Take Over AvecPublican Quality Meats chef moves to Avec.
  11. Chefs
    Koren Grieveson Is No Longer Avec Avec; Food Types Freak OutKoren Grieveson is moving on from Avec.
  12. Openings
    Paul Kahan To Open On Rush Street, But Avec New York Still Far OffPaul Kahan planning to compete on Rush Street; New York edition of Avec still in works.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Meet the Market Visits Nightwood; Big Star Holds a Yard SaleBoth events are for charity.
  14. Interview
    Avec’s Koren Grieveson Dishes on Late Hours, Menu Additions, and Her SummerAvec prepares for a busy summer.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Meet the Crew Behind Nichols Farm at Nana; Avec Names New Sous ChefPlus: More details have come out about why Kith & Kin closed.
  16. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat In and Take Out For Super Bowl SundayNo one should go hungry on Super Bowl sunday.
  17. Lists
    Chicago, In A Perfect WorldWe’d like a Steak n Shake in the city limits.
  18. Quote of the Day
    Kahan Wonders What HappenedWhy did Avec not win them over?
  19. Reopenings
    What to Eat at the Newly Reopened AvecAvec just released its new menu after having been closed for two months.
  20. Reopenings
    Avec to Reopen TomorrowAvec is back.
  21. Foodies With Benefits
    Jeff Michaud Hosts Avec’s Koren Grieveson for a Collaborative Dinner atA fire has kept her out of her own kitchen, but tomorrow Koren Grieveson will prepare dinner at Philadelphia’s Osteria.
  22. Coming Soon
    Avec Plans to Open Next WeekAvec should open next week.
  23. Reopenings
    Avec to Open SoonPaul Kahan announces that Avec might actually open soon.
  24. Reopenings
    Avec Won’t Reopen Until OctoberAvec’s reopening has been delayed because of permits.
  25. Video Feed
    Paul Kahan Cooks on NightlinePaul Kahan cooks for the Nightline crew.
  26. Temporary Closings
    Avec Remains Closed, Fire Under InvestigationFire investigation continues at Avec
  27. Temporary Closings
    Avec Closed After Fire Claims Life of FiremanAvec closes temporarily after life-taking fire
  28. Lists
    Twenty Chicago Restaurants Are Guaranteed GreenSome notable Chicago restaurants made the list.
  29. Charity
    Dine Out for Charity this Week to Help the Gulf CoastThe national charity will help raise money for people along the Gulf of Mexico.
  30. James Beard Awards
    Koren Grieveson and Alinea Win at the James Beard AwardsChicago chefs were shut out of some of the main categories, but still won a few key awards
  31. James Beard Awards
    Beard Predictions: Best Chef, Great LakesThe best chef award for the Great Lake region features four Chicago chefs.
  32. The Food Chain
    Resto’s Hangover Pasta Fortifies Chicago Chef Koren Grieveson“I may have been hung-over; I don’t really recall.”
  33. The Food Chain
    Chris Cosentino Goes Gaga for Avec’s Chorizo-Stuffed Dates“It’s decadence on decadence… it’s perfect. I think I had two or three orders.”
  34. Back of the House
    Paul Kahan’s Place On The Momofuku Wall Of Chefs To Watch Out ForHow a New York restaurant keeps track of chefs to VIP.
  35. On The Farm
    Spence Farm: More Than Just ‘Yellow Corn And Pink Pigs’Spence Farms gets the New York Times treatment for its commitment to preaching the gospel of the sustainable family farm.
  36. Back of the House
    Why The Drunken Goat Is Opening In The West LoopPart of the allure of Stephanie Izard’s new neighborhood is friendly restaurants nearby.
  37. Lists
    How To Be Just Like Donnie MadiaWhere Blackbird owner Donnie Madia eats, shops, and communes with the “Rolex King.”
  38. Foodievents
    Eat Champagne and Pork Rinds at the Publican’s James Beard Foundation DinnerBuy your tickets now for this October’s James Beard dinner at the Publican
  39. Lists
    Grab A Snack at Potbelly With Grant AchatzThe Alinea chef tells the James Beard Blog where he likes to eat around town.
  40. Chef Shuffle
    Justin Large Running the Show at Paul Kahan’s Taco StandJustin Large, formerly of Avec, takes to tacos for the upcoming Wicker Park restaurant/beer joint.
  41. Awards
    David Chang Continues to Win Awards You Never Knew ExistedBoth Bravo and USA are getting in on the Changbang.
  42. Beer
    Repurposing Beer in BrooklynBeer bread and beer toddies.