This week, Eater Chicago brings you a five-part mini series, where we take you on a video journey through Grant Achatz's Next and The Aviary, two of this year's most-buzzed-about openings in America.
In part 5, our final video in this mini series, Achatz addresses the question of whether food critics need to return to Next every time the restaurant changes into a new concept and talks about the difference between opening week at Alinea and Next.
Achatz wonders how critics, who want to remain anonymous, can get in to eat at the restaurant during a time when demand is so high. And also talks about some of the early diners' favorite dishes.
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Thanks to Sky Full of Bacon's Michael Gebert who worked with Eater to create the videos.