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Chicago Restaurants Are Seeing (Michelin) Stars

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:00 AM by Matt Kirouac

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One of the most prestigious restaurant guides in the world has officially released its 2016 roundup of top-tier Chicago restaurants. It's time once again for the Michelin Guide to bestow its stars upon Chicago's finest, which are divvied into rankings of three stars (the most elite), two stars, and one star.

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In case anyone needed further evidence of Chicago's world-class dining cred, the latest edition of the Michelin star ratings should serve as solid proof. For the fifth year, the esteemed Michelin Guide released its Chicago rankings, one of only three star-rated cities in the U.S. And this year brings forth the most promising array of starred entries to date.

A Guide to Chicago's 2014 Michelin Guide

Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 AM by Emmy Carragher

To create an insightfully unbiased dining guide to Chicago, The Michelin Guide is controlled by an unseen panel of anonymous food editors who this year have bestowed ratings upon an unprecedented 25 restaurants in Chicago. In the world of dining and in the community of chefs, a Michelin star rating can bring a small neighborhood establishment to international recognition, or knock a fine dining venue from exclusive to empty. Here's a guide to manuevering this year's Michelin Guide to Chicago, one shining star at a time.

A Guide to Chicago's 2013 Michelin Guide

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 AM by Sean Evans

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The Michelin Guide is an illuminati of dining. It's a review controlled by an unseen panel of anonymous editors who make or break a restaurant's worth one star at a time. New York, Chicago and San Francisco are the only three cities in the United States that have their culinary chops probed and rated by the prestigious publication. A single Michelin star can turn a fringe restaurant into a booming commercial success and a three star rating is the restaurant equivalent to a Pulitzer. Here's a look at the galaxy that is Chicago dining, with 23 shooting stars.

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