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The Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

Plus, Next launches its next iteration and more intel

Mindy Segal
Mindy Segal is one of the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame’s 2018 inductees
Jon Shaft

— The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame announced its 2018 inductees: John Hogan (River Roast) is chef of the year; Mindy Segal (Mindy’s Hot Chocolate) is pastry chef of the year, and Fred Hoffman (Ala Carte Entertainment) is industry leader. The trio will be honored at the Palmer House Hilton on February 17, where general admission tickets cost $150. Previous inductees include Tony Mantuano, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot, Paul Kahan, Rick Bayless, Rich Melman, and Carrie Nahabedian.

Next launched its latest iteration over the weekend, French Cuisine Classique. Ticket prices begin at $135 and top out at $205. Check out its announcement video below.

Mythos Greek Taverna, the longtime Ravenswood neighborhood restaurant that closed at the beginning of January, is back open with a new focus on street food. Check out its new menu below, which centers on pita wraps, platters, and still has flaming saganaki.

— Demolition of the famous Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s is underway, and Curbed Chicago has photo evidence.

— After closing his last remaining Chicago restaurant, Green Zebra, acclaimed chef Shawn McClain will open a high-rise restaurant in Detroit.

— And finally, Stephanie Izard and Honey Butter Fried Chicken will start selling a limited-edition collaboration sandwich at the Avondale restaurant on January 23. The “Girl and the Chicken” sandwich tops Honey Butter’s fried chicken strips with Izard’s “This Little Goat Went to Korea” sauce, pickled fresno chilies and pickled red onions. It’ll be available until January 28 for $11, with $1 of proceeds from each going to Pilot Light.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate

1747 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 773 489 1747

Next Restaurant

953 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 312 226 0858 Visit Website

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 478-4000 Visit Website

River Roast

315 North La Salle Street, , IL 60654 (312) 822-0100 Visit Website

Mythos Restaurant

2030 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 334-2000 Visit Website