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Grant Achatz's Next Restaurant Now Open

Are You Interested in Eating at Grant Achatz's Next?

Next, the new restaurant by molecular impresario Grant Achatz, has just opened, to an obscene amount of fanfare and reception. The pop-up, which will serve four menus a year from various moments in culinary history, has been anticipated for nearly a year, and now its $85 tickets are being scalped on Craigslist for up to $3,000.

The restaurant itself has spawned a bit of a trend: pop-ups are hot right now, and so are menus curated from great moments in food history. But Katie and I got into a heated debate about dining at Next.

"I wasn't that into all the hype, but then I saw opening night pictures, and it looks amazing!" she exclaimed. I disagreed: Paris 1906 seems more creative in concept than in reality. Of course, the only real way to get to the bottom of this is to snag some tickets ourselves. What do you think of Next? Is it an avante-garde idea, or nothing to write home about?


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nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 5 years
Although I do agree that the "concept" seems a bit pretentious and hard to pull off....if it were any other chef, I'd roll my eyes, but this guy is pretty amazing Plus he has an awesome story - he overcame tongue cancer and has a book that is out
nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 5 years
Love it! I attended Aviary's pre-night (the bar next store which will open any day) and even there - the food, drinks, creativity, etc were amazing. I walked through Next and liked what I saw. Those seats are the hardest to snag in town! Plus the ticketing system is genius. Cant wait to watch what happens.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I soooo don't get it.
Kristen-Hawley Kristen-Hawley 5 years
Yes yes yes! I have been following all of the news and am so jealous I am not nor have plans to be in Chicago.
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