Chicago 2014 Michelin Starred Restaurants Revealed: Book a Table Today!

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goosefoot is among the Michelin recipients in Chicago.

OpenTable is pleased to highlight the Michelin Guide Chicago 2014* star recipients. Twenty-five restaurants are included, with one Chicago restaurant receiving the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world, and four achieving two Michelin stars, including Sixteen. Twenty restaurants earned one Michelin star, with five new additions.

Star recipients include:

Three Stars: Alinea.

Two Stars: Grace, Graham Elliot, L20 and Sixteen.

One Star: AcadiaBlackbirdBoka, Everestgoosefoot, The LobbyMexiqueMotoNAHA, North Pond, SenzaSepia, SpiaggiaTakashiTopolobampo, and Tru.

How many of this year’s Michelin-starred Chicago-area restaurants have you dined at? Weigh in here or over on Facebook.

* OpenTable is not connected or affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, The MICHELIN Guide.

50 Foodie Favorites: Congratulations to the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Winners

Because we’re a nation — and a company — of foodies, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of OpenTable’s second annual Diners’ Choice awards for the restaurants most fit for foodies.

While this year’s list features 22 restaurants that earned the Fit for Foodies distinction in 2009, it also recognizes 28 new ones at which to enjoy outstanding cuisine.  The list of winners is derived from more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Honorees include Abbatoir, Blackbird, Cochon, FIG, Primo, Saffron, and Tilth along with many others. Find out if your favorite foodie destination made the list, and share your thoughts on the winners here or over on Facebook.

Choucroute Takes Chicago: Chi-Town to Become Chou-Town?

ChoucrouteIt’s no secret that Chicago eaters love salted meat products (see Swerski, Bill), so it may not come as any surprise that choucroute garni, an Alsatian dish of seasoned sauerkraut typically topped with sausage, ham, and potatoes, is taking hold of the town. Time Out Chicago reports seeing choucroute dishes on the menus at Brasserie Jo (where it’s been a staple for years), and, more recently, Blackbird and Kith and Kin. It’s not a dish for the faint of heart (or the clogged of arteries), but if you’re going to dig in, winter is the time. I’ve only had this in France, where a friend and I shared what turned out to be a mountainous plate we now call the “meat-lover’s special.” It was porky. It was salty. It was delicious — and we didn’t come close to finishing it.