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  1. RIP
    Remembering Chef Homaro Cantu, an Innovator Who Stood Apart From the CrowdThe pioneering, technology-focused head of Moto in Chicago died yesterday at the age of 38.
  2. Waka Waka
    America Will Finally Get Its Very Own Pac-Man-Themed RestaurantThese lines could be awful.
  3. Next at Next
    Next’s 2015 Menus: Bistro, Tapas, and ‘Terroir’Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday.
  4. Bad Ideas
    This Restaurant Wisely Reconsidered Firing a Worker Who Asked Off for CancerIt’s unclear whether management has apologized, however.
  5. News
    The Alinea Team Hired a Google Engineer to Beef Up Its Ticketing SystemNick Kokonas says all the details on the new company are yet to be announced.
  6. Interviews
    Talking to Bayless and Stupak“We’re starting to see that the population is catching up.”
  7. Interviews
    Curtis Duffy on Being the World’s Newest Michelin Three-Star ChefChicago’s Grace is the latest restaurant to receive the honor.
  8. 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.”
  9. The Tipping Economy
    How Service Charges Could Fix America’s Tipping ProblemAlinea owner Nick Kokonas explains.
  10. Happy Halloween
    This Strip Mall Café Dressed Up As a Pretentious Restaurant for HalloweenThe signature dish, “Flavors of a Chicago fall,” involves foraged Pringles and twigs.
  11. Lines
    Diehard Sausage Fans Camped Overnight to Eat at Chicago’s Beloved HotThis is the meaty end, my friend.
  12. Lines
    People Are Waiting 9 Hours to Eat at Hot Doug’s Before It Closes for GoodIt’s the final countdown for Chicago’s famed encased meats emporium.
  13. Charlie Trotter
    Charlie Trotter’s Former Restaurant Space Will Become Culinary NonprofitThe organization will honor the chef and continue his legacy, giving back to the community.
  14. Awards Season
    Chicago Already Raised $800K for Next Year’s James Beard AwardsThe new host city isn’t having trouble attracting sponsorships.
  15. Awards Season
    James Beard Awards Moving to ChicagoCan Grant Achatz cater?
  16. Sad Day For Hot Dogs
    Famed Chicago Restaurant Hot Doug’s Will Close in OctoberDoug Sohn says it’s time to take a “permanent vacation.”
  17. Video Feed
    Here’s the Trailer for Next’s Modern Chinese MenuThe menu will be served through August.
  18. Hot Lunch
    Public-School Chicken Nuggets Way Grosser Than Anyone ImaginedWho knows what soy protein lurks in those “food-like nubbins”?
  19. Hot Lunch
    Chicago Schools Gave a Reporter a Hilariously Non-Specific Lunch-Ingredient ListSometimes a chicken nugget is just a chicken nugget, they say.
  20. Grub Guides
    23 Excellent Coffee Shops That Make Milk a Top PriorityGoat’s milk, housemade almond milk, and non-homogenized Jersey cow’s milk.
  21. Expansions
    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Expands to ChicagoThe upstate New York-based chain will open on West Weed Street next year.
  22. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Gives Mission Cantina 1 Star; Daniel S. Meyer LikesPlus: Sutton reviews Grace in Chicago, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  23. The Supremes
    Antonin Scalia Says Chicago Deep-Dish ‘Shouldn’t Be CalledNow all we need is for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to weigh in on the virtues of New York’s taco scene and we’ll be set.
  24. Awards Season
    Beard Foundation Reportedly Mulling Over Moving Awards to ChicagoIs the nonprofit headed west after 23 years in the Big Apple?
  25. Oops
    Man Abandons Bar Robbery After He Can’t Pull Open Door MarkedThe bar had an ingenious security system.
  26. This Again?
    Turns Out Kids Are Still Capable of Ruining Meals at Nice RestaurantsGrant Achatz sets off yet another round of the kids-in-restaurants debate, even though there is really nothing left to debate.
  27. Carnivores
    Chicago’s Publican Quality Meats Has Best Possible Response to PETA“We waste Nothing. That’s how we honor the animal.”
  28. Grocery Grudge Match
    Whole Foods Brooklyn vs. Eataly Chicago: Which New Megamart Is the Most Mega?When two giant grocery stores open at the same time, the only thing to do is decide which one is best.
  29. Obits
    Chefs and Writers Remember Jean Banchet, ‘Chicago’s First CelebrityThe chef who transformed the Chicago culinary scene died Sunday from pancreatic cancer at age 72.
  30. RIP
    Chicago Medical Examiner Says Charlie Trotter Died of a Stroke“Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death,” the M.E. says.
  31. Video Feed
    Watch Jon Stewart Call a Truce in the War on Deep-Dish Pizza“I may have implied that deep-dish pizza tastes like string cheese that had been baked for two hours inside of Mike Ditka’s ass.”
  32. Next at Next
    Next’s 2014 Menus: Steak, Modern Chinese, and ‘Trio’Ready for Grant Achatz to do “silky bisque”?
  33. Video Feed
    Watch Jon Stewart Take Down Chicago-Style Deep-Dish PizzaFuhgeddaboudit.
  34. Porterhouses
    Grant Achatz Cooking ‘Chicago Steakhouse’ Menu Next at NextGet ready for modernist iceberg-wedge salads.
  35. Lists
    Michelin Releases 2014 Chicago Star RatingsThe city now has more starred restaurants than ever before.
  36. Lists
    Michelin Chicago Results Released Early; Alinea Holds On to Three, Grace LandsThe full list is coming up shortly.
  37. Interviews
    Alex Stupak and Grant Achatz on Managing Talent and Creating a“Once you get a restaurant … you want to control every facet of it. But you very quickly realize that it’s impossible.”
  38. R.I.P.
    Charlie Trotter’s Autopsy Deemed InconclusiveOfficials found no signs of foul play.
  39. Legacies
    A Timeline of Charlie Trotter’s Influence and AchievementsThe legendary chef embraced cutting-edge ideas that other chefs wouldn’t adopt until much later
  40. RIP
    Read Rochelle Trotter’s Statement on Her Husband’s DeathThe legendary chef passed away yesterday at the age of 54.
  41. RIP
    Charlie Trotter Has DiedThe influential Chicago chef was just 54 years old.
  42. Tweezer Food To Go
    Watch Chicago Restaurant Real Kitchen Dress Up As Alinea for HalloweenA strip-mall restaurant plays make-believe with its menu.
  43. Cake Cake Cake
    Stephanie Izard Served a Cheez-It Cake at Her WeddingDreams come true.
  44. Holy Ghost
    People Upset About Chicago Bar’s Wine-Glazed, Communion-Wafer-ToppedThe Chicago restaurant serving it says no one should take offense.
  45. Bunnovations
    Now There’s a Burger With a Bun Made of Fried Mac and CheeseIt’s called the Mac Attack, and how did nobody think of this sooner?
  46. Coming Soon
    Rick Bayless Opening ‘Entirely New Concept’ in PhiladelphiaThe chef says he’s into the idea of opening restaurants on college campuses.
  47. Video Feed
    Watch Rahm Emanuel’s Appearance on The Great Food Truck Race“This is a great Chicago pizza … though the tomato sauce overwhelms everything else.”
  48. Lawsuits
    Chicago Restaurant Group Sued for Racial DiscriminationThe U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims Rosebud Restaurants refused to hire African-Americans.
  49. Lists
    Here’s the Complete List of 58 Extraordinary Coffee Shops — With aBecause clicking is annoying.
  50. Leftovers
    Eddie Huang’s New Podcast; How the Next Team Writes MenusPlus: Nick & Toni’s new deal, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
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