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2018 Jean Banchet Award winners give their take on Chicago's dining scene

2018 Jean Banchet Award winners give their take on Chicago's dining scene

It was a party in Chicago last Sunday night as the dining community came together to celebrate the Jean Banchet Awards. Now in its 16th year, the awards are a Chicago-focused honor, recognizing the efforts and creativity of the Windy City's chefs, mixologists, and restaurants. The nominations were stacked with heavy hitters from Chicago's culinary scene, a fitting snapshot of dining in 2017.

Michael Muser, the former general manager of the now-closed Grace, kicked off the night with a barrage of jokes, with topics ranging from the devious glee of telling diners what they should...

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