WBEZ | Michelin Guide http://www.wbez.org/tags/michelin-guide Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago restaurants get stars-and snubs-from the Michelin Guide http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-16/chicago-restaurants-get-stars-and-snubs-michelin-guide-94098 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-16/J. Annie Wang.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago has got some big culinary chops. The city’s a foodie destination and makes practically every list involving best new chef, restaurant, kitchen wizardry, and other accolades. On Tuesday, some local joints received a coveted star from the <a href="http://www.michelintravel.com/" target="_blank">Michelin Guide</a>. There were some usual suspects on the list and a couple of snubs as well. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu" target="_blank">Louisa Chu </a>blogs about food and more for WBEZ and she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about the list.</p><p><em>Music Button: Dead Cat Bounce, "Food Blogger", from the album Chance Episodes, (Cuneiform)</em></p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-16/chicago-restaurants-get-stars-and-snubs-michelin-guide-94098 Talkin' blogs: Steve Dolinsky has new headshots http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/talkin-blogs-steve-dolinsky-has-new-headshots <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Steve_Headshot.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Dolinsky/Kaufmann at James Beards in 2001" alt="Dolinsky/Kaufmann at James Beards in 2001" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-19/dolinskykaufmann.jpg" style="width: 448px; height: 336px;" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">I'm starting a new segment on this blog called &quot;Talkin' Blogs.&quot; The Vocalo bloggers are experts in their fields and can answer all the pressing questions...that I have. For instance, I&nbsp;would ask Lee Bey: &quot;What's that building over by there?&quot;&nbsp;I would ask Jim DeRogatis: &quot;What's that one song?&quot;&nbsp;And of course, I&nbsp;would ask Robert Feder: &quot;Tell me again why that dude is on the air?&quot;</p><p>So today - I&nbsp;begin with my fellow James Beard award-winner, Steve Dolinsky. No big deal.&nbsp;You like how we rolled in 2001? Flash forward to 2010 and Dolinsky has new friends, who make t-shirts:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-19/grahamelliot-dolinskyshirt.jpg" alt="" title="" style="width: 410px; height: 546px;" /></p><p><a href="http://twitter.com/grahamelliot/statuses/5377751569670144">Graham Elliot tweeted</a> this picture yesterday. Nice. So Steve is the perfect guy to talk to first.</p><p>I&nbsp;asked Steve why we give a hoot about the Michelin Guide, why Alinea is so damn expensive and why he puts headshots up at all the restaurants. Also, we talked the discipline of working in the food business (I&nbsp;would eat/drink everything).</p><p>Listen above.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/talkin-blogs-steve-dolinsky-has-new-headshots Michelin Guide Director on Yelper-gate leak: Not a big deal, "it just actually screwed up my day off here." http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/michelin-guide-director-yelper-gate-leak-not-big-deal-it-just-actually-screwed-m <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/dolinksy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="299" width="400" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-18/Naret.JPG" alt="" /></p><p>It wasn't exactly an Oprah-on-James Frey-intensity interview, but the 15 minutes I spent with Michelin Guide Director Jean-Luc Naret still didn't have him apologizing for any of the perceived inconsistencies from this year's first-ever Chicago edition, but rather, defending his group of inspectors and the process of selection. &nbsp;While the premature leak was unfortunate, he acknowledged it's still a very real possibility in the digital age. &nbsp;We talked about the strange Bib Gourmands for less than $40, the bizarre 1 star comparisons (Crofton and Topolobampo?) and what it will take for the Guide to be around next year (unlike L.A. and Vegas editions, which are no longer in print). &nbsp;Did I mention that Connie's Pizza and Rosebud made this year's Guide, but Prairie Fire did not?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="299" width="400" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-18/Naret interview.JPG" alt="" title="" /></p></p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/michelin-guide-director-yelper-gate-leak-not-big-deal-it-just-actually-screwed-m