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Chicago Michelin Guide in the Works

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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.
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  1. If it happens ... it makes sense.

    1. 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

        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. 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 ├ętoiles* on the map... But aside from that, how about on merit? Alinea - 2 or 3 stars?

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        1. re: ramenbound

          Alinea will assuredly get three.

          Everything else is gets more interesting.

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          Alinea
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          1. re: ramenbound

            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

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

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          2. 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...