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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.

  1. 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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      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?

      1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

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      1. re: ramenbound
        uhockey Jul 14, 2010 05:50 PM

        Alinea will assuredly get three.

        Everything else is gets more interesting.


        1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

        1. re: ramenbound
          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...).

          1. re: mountsac
            uhockey Jul 15, 2010 09:35 AM

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


        2. c
          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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          1. re: ChemWork
            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.

          2. g
            gomexico Jul 13, 2010 10:35 AM

            If it happens ... it makes sense.

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