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Chicago Michelin Guide in the Works

chicgail Jul 13, 2010 09:49 AM

According to Crain's Chicago Business, Michelin is in the process of preparing it's iconic guide for Chicago restaurants and hotels. It's the third U.S. city that Michelin has taken on - the other two being New York and San Francisco.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bi...

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    gomexico Jul 13, 2010 10:35 AM

    If it happens ... it makes sense.

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      ChemWork Jul 14, 2010 04:11 AM

      Michelin has also rated Las Vegas and Los Angeles, although they were not done in 2010 for budget reasons.

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        mountsac Jul 15, 2010 12:26 AM

        Michelin discontinued the guides at LA and LV for supposedly economic reasons (the guides weren't selling well?). I wonder if they will be resumed, seeing that Michelin has the will to add Chicago to their US collection.

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        ramenbound Jul 14, 2010 09:36 AM

        Chicago is certainly deserving of the recognition. Any early predictions?

        I would have a tough time imagining them targeting a new city if they weren't going to put a new *trois étoiles* on the map... But aside from that, how about on merit? Alinea - 2 or 3 stars?

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          uhockey Jul 14, 2010 05:50 PM

          Alinea will assuredly get three.

          Everything else is gets more interesting.

          http://uhockey.blogspot.com

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            mountsac Jul 15, 2010 12:31 AM

            I definitely think the presence of a 3-star seems to be very important for non-European Michelin guides. Although LA was a prominent exception - it had no 3-star restaurants (although I think that Urasawa was getting there...).

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              uhockey Jul 15, 2010 09:35 AM

              Never been to Urasawa - but I think Providence teeters on the 2-3star border.

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          2. nsxtasy Jul 14, 2010 01:17 PM

            There's an interview with the worldwide director of the Michelin guides in the new Dish column from Chicago magazine. It's not yet on their website at www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/D...

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