Chicago’s Alinea Named World’s Best Restaurant
If you're a "foodie," and you want to say you've dined in the world's best restaurant, you really don't have far to drive to make that happen. It's in Chicago.
Alinea had taken a big fall all the way to the #2 spot last year (Azurmendi, of Larrabetzu, Spain, was #1 last year), but now, they're back on top.
The United States did very well as far as numbers of fantastic restaurants go, according to the Chicago Tribune:
Unlike, say, the World’s 50 Best rankings (which will be announced June 19), Elite Traveler’s poll is rather generous to U.S. restaurants. Twenty-eight USA restaurants made Elite Traveler’s list, the most of any country (France was second with 18; Spain was third with 8).
In the United States, New York placed the most restaurants at 13. San Francisco had five to nine mentions (ET’s geographic borders are a bit capricious).
If, like me, you had to look up the word "capricious," I'll probably run into you later at Jimmy John's.
And, a dramatization of when my wife Amy and I go out for fine dining...