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Nick Kokonas

  1. closings
    3 Very Different West-Side Bars Will Permanently CloseThe city is losing iconic Irish pub Coogan’s and Chicago transplants The Office and The Aviary.
  2. food politics
    Eric Trump Walks Into a Bar — and an Employee Spits on HimThe president’s son says he got more than he bargained for at the Aviary in Chicago.
  3. food fight
    It’s Only Monday and this Alinea–Cat Cora Drama Is Already So GoodAll this over a reservation!
  4. business matters
    Can ‘Surge Pricing’ Really Take Off at Restaurants?Proponents say it combats rising costs without raising prices — and they make a persuasive argument.
  5. have you dined with us before?
    We Suck at ReservationsThere’s a high-stakes, high-tech battle to help restaurants deal with us, the unruly and unreliable customers.
  6. first taste
    The Office Is a Curious, But Pleasant, New York Debut for Grant AchatzA hidden hotel bar with $23 drinks makes our critic eager to see what else the celebrated chef has in store.
  7. empire building
    The Hidden Risks of Writing a CookbookThe cookbook business has a reputation for being strong and lucrative — a smart career move for any chef. The reality burns.
  8. openings
    The Alinea Team’s First NYC Bar Is Officially OpenYou’ll have to make a reservation, though.
  9. empire building
    The Real Cost and Benefit of Opening an International Restaurant Pop-up“It is basically the most elaborate, challenging, and time-consuming team-building exercise you can do.”
  10. opening soon
    At Last, Grant Achatz Is Expanding to New YorkThe Aviary — his acclaimed Chicago cocktail bar — will open here this summer.
  11. Expansions
    Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas Are Opening Another RestaurantIt’ll be in Homaro Cantu’s former Moto space in Chicago.
  12. Pop-Ups
    Details Announced for Alinea’s Residency in MiamiGrant Achatz will cook there from February 17 to March 13.
  13. 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.
  14. The Tipping Economy
    How Service Charges Could Fix America’s Tipping ProblemAlinea owner Nick Kokonas explains.
  15. Expansions
    Alinea Team Will Add New Chicago Restaurant to Their PortfolioAchatz plots another in the “hottest restaurant neighborhood in the country.”
  16. Video Feed
    Guy Who Cooked the Entire Alinea Cookbook Wrote a Beautiful-Looking Book AboutFoams, gels, and stocks made out of Skittles.
  17. Video Feed
    Next’s ‘Chicago Steakhouse’ Menu Trailer Is All Blood,It’s soaked with gin and Pappy Van Winkle.
  18. Next at Next
    Next’s 2014 Menus: Steak, Modern Chinese, and ‘Trio’Ready for Grant Achatz to do “silky bisque”?
  19. Chef Shuffle
    Matt Chasseur Steps Down As Alinea’s Chef de CuisineThe Chicago chef is moving to the East Coast.
  20. Critical Mass
    Chicagoans Tired of Tribune Critic’s Recurring Next RavesThen fine-dining innovation traps critics in a rut.
  21. 21st Century Limited
    A Night in the Kitchen During Alinea’s Eleven Madison Park TakeoverWe crashed the kitchen to see exactly how the superstar team-up works.
  22. Restaurant Swap
    Eleven Madison Park and Alinea to Swap RestaurantsCall it: Alinea Madison Park.
  23. Openings
    Iliana Regan’s Elizabeth Has a Home; Achatz Recipe Mystery SolvedElizabeth gets a home, Achatz recipes evicted.
  24. Other Magazines
    Alinea Who? Time Out Is On to the Next OneThere’s only one Chicago restaurant that could possibly measure as high or higher on the fabuloso-meter than Alinea.
  25. Next
    Happy 1st Birthday, NextA year of Next coverage.
  26. Next
    Well-Connected Legal Ticket Brokers Stymie NextLegal ticket brokers still able to defeat Next system.
  27. Next
    Last Chance (Literally) For Next El Bulli Table; Over $325,000 RaisedNext auction raises over $325,000 for cancer research.
  28. Next
    Thousands Try To Spend Thousands To Snap Up Next Season TicketsNext’s 2012 season ticket offering drew thousands of would-be customers.
  29. Next
    How Next Ticketing Will Work in 2012 (It’s Complicated)Next goes to new ticketing system for season tickets.
  30. Law
    GastroIntellectual Property Law Symposium Tonight!Alinea/Next co-owner at legal seminar.
  31. Tickets
    Next Plans to Void Scalped TicketsHopefully, this will allow more people to afford Next.
  32. Video Feed
    The Five Best Next Ticket Comments: Talking Robots, Auto-Tune, and KickboxingNo one got tickets, but it was almost worth it.
  33. The Other Critics
    Check Out the First Reviews of Next’s Tour of ThailandNext’s Tour of Thailand is only a few days old, but the first reviews are in.
  34. Awards
    Achatz and Kokonas Win Grand Prize at Hollywood Book FestivalDoes this mean that the movie is a done deal?
  35. Food Writing
    Nick Kokonas Discusses Next’s Pay-What-You-Want e-BookOther e-books could follow if this one works out.
  36. Food Writing
    Grant Achatz’s Next Ends Paris 1906, Plans to Release Epic Pay-What-You-WantWe have a feeling that they’ll be releasing a lot of the e-books.
  37. Openings
    Achatz’s Speakeasy Opens Underneath AviaryYou’ll have to get an invitation, but a new speakeasy lounge did just open.
  38. Booze News
    What Are the Rules for Reviewing Bars? Chicago Critics DiscussWhat do critics think about reviewing bars and cocktail lounges?
  39. Video Feed
    What to Drink and Eat at Aviary, Now OpenThe lines for Aviary were long on the first day.
  40. Tickets
    No One Has Purchased $3,000 Tickets to NextIn which we explain why paying $3,000 for tickets isn’t as insane as initially rumored.
  41. Slideshow
    Take a Look at Opening Night at NextWe were able to sneak in on opening night to check out the most anticipated restaurant of the year.
  42. Empire Building
    Kokonas Hopes to Sell Next’s Reservation SystemNick Kokonas hopes to create a new business.
  43. Coming Soon
    Aviary Not Opening on April 1No news about when that date actually will be.
  44. Coming Soon
    Next Opening is Close But ‘Not Quite’Next’s opening is so, so close.
  45. Beefs
    Our Five Favorite John Mariani AccusationsOur five favorite accusations against John Mariani.
  46. Coming Soon
    Next’s Door Arrives; J.P. Graziano to Open Street CafePlus: Bar Bar Black Sheep coming soon to Wicker Park, and Tolotzin Mexican Restaurant opens quickly in Uptown.
  47. Audio Feed
    Listen to Achatz and Kokonas on Leonard Lopate ShowAchatz and Kokonas continue the media blitz, but this time on radio.
  48. Interviews
    Coffee, With Grant Achatz“We’re hyperconscious of the fact that the public perception comes from a place of wanting us to fail. You have to worry. You have to keep pushing forward.”
  49. Construction
    Construction on Next Continues; Opening Date UpdatedGrant Achatz gives us another peek inside Next.
  50. Slideshow
    Grant Gets His GTO Back; Celebrates Book LaunchGrant was surprised by Nick Kokonas with his old GTO.
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