LINCOLN PARK—San Pellegrino's highly-debated list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants was leaked earlier today, and Next was left off. Alinea dropped eight spots from 7 to 15, but Grant Achatz was named the Chef's Choice winner of 2013. [~EN~]
O'HARE—The grand opening of the dine-in Tortas Frontera in the souped-up Terminal 5 at O'Hare happened. The latest location of Rick Bayless' sandwich spot is the first new restaurant to hit the terminal in 20 years. In related news, updating the story on O'Hare workers' push for sustainable food, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced a new Green Concessions Policy. Read about it here. [EaterWire]
WICKER PARK—Trenchermen is launching a "Saturday Bar Brunch" this Saturday at 10 a.m. Look for house corned beef, banana bread french toast, and a breakfast bread basket. [EaterWire]
EVERYWHERE—Want to win a "HOT new restaurant showcased in a premiere dining destination?" If so, contact Food Network. They're casting a new reality show from the producers of The Great Food Truck Race and hosted by Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible). From the release: "This is your chance to show off your culinary talent to foodies from around the world and jet setting celebrities."