That chef Paul Kahan is a titan in the Chicago dining scene is nothing new. Neither is the $25 prix fixe lunch he offers at Blackbird every weekday from 11:30am-2pm. So why is it every time I go it isn’t packed? Dry-aged beef tartare appetizer, duck confit entree, and orange blossom ricotta dessert with chai tea ice cream at a Michelin-starred restaurant for $25? There should be a line out the door.
—Nicholas Photinos, cellist, eighth blackbird (Music 45)
Best of Chicago 2015