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Grant Achatz is what's Next on 'Afternoon Shift'

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The current culinary chief of Chicago is undoubtedly Grant Achatz. Not only is Alinea universally regarded as one of the top restaurants in the world, his new restaurant Next is the definition of the word "buzz." The Next Facebook page around the time of a new menu is a glimpse into the dark heart of the foodie movement.

Hear Achatz and Kokonas talk about what drives them and their possible plans to open a music venue

Friday on Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards, Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas spoke about the new tribute menu to Spain's late, great, El Bulli restaurant. Edwards also asked what inspires them to keep innovating and what plans they have for future endeavors.

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