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The Daily Achatz



    With sister site Eater Chicago due to launch this month, we figured it was the perfect time to focus on Chicago's darling Grant Achatz. In two weeks, you’ll have all the Chicago news you can handle at Until then a regular dose of submissions from our ticket giveaway for Grant Achatz's book party/tasting event at Astor Center on November 6.


    In Chicago with a whimsical appetite
    I take my dad to Alinea for a tasting night
    Grant's got a menu extraordinaire
    Without typical midwestern T-bone & potato fare

    My dad eyes the first course with suspicion
    A tiny bite held by fishing wire in suspension?
    I'm going hungry tonight, he claims
    While you go broke, he adds with disdain

    Ten further courses restore Dad's pluck As he slooowwly savors single bites of spicy plum and.. gelatinous duck! By the time desserts- plural- arrive Dad's being converted by Grant's stealth disguise

    For what Grant Achatz aims to do, and succeeds
    Is not con the well to-do, with overpriced, measly feeds
    But rather convince the foodies and laypeople and in between
    The meditative, intellectual beauty that nourishments bring

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