Alinea wins outstanding restaurant in James Beard Awards

May 3, 2016 1:56 AM

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For the second year in a row, Chicago played host to the food world's biggest names at the James Beard Foundation Awards. Returning to the Civic Opera House, the black tie gala feted the country's top chefs and restaurant talent, including a number of Chicagoans. Fourteen Chicago chefs and restaurants numbered among the nominees, but only three took home medals.

The city's biggest win came in the form of outstanding restaurant, awarded to Alinea. Chef Grant Achatz accepted the award, thanking his team for trusting his leadership and for "channeling the spirit of the restaurant" to innovate Alinea, which is currently closed amid a remodel, though it is slate...

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