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Restaurant News: New Next Menu Revealed, Trotter's Wine Collection Stolen

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 8, 2012 4:20PM

The current Next menu, Kyoto, ends in January.

- Grant Achatz revealed the theme for the next Next Restaurant menu during a speech at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Grubstreet Chicago reported that after Kyoto ends, "The Hunt" will begin in January. As the name implies, there will be a focus on wild game. Since it's Next, however, there has to be more to it than wild boar medallions and bison steaks, right? How wild will they get? Personally, we think that one course should involve handing sharpened sticks to the patrons and sending them out to cull the bunny population on West Fulton Market. Then you'd get your money's worth.

- As we reported on Monday, Found is open for business, but it looks like they may have had some opening-week jitters. According to a post on Facebook, their entire computer system collapsed last night and they weren't able to seat everyone with reservations. On the plus side, owner Amy Morton handled things totally professionally. She admitted the mistake and asks anyone who was inconvenienced to call her at the resturant - they'll take care of you. In more positive Found news, Urban Daddy likes their fried oyster tacos. We suspect we will too.

- The happiest, drunkest thieves in America are wandering around somewhere between Chicago and New York. On Monday, Eater announced that Charlie Trotter was selling the wine collection of his now-closed restaurant at Christie's Auction House in New York. Yesterday, Eater reported that when the wine arrived in New York, 60 cases of it were missing! Trotter sounded pretty miffed at Christie's, who insisted that they've never had anything stolen in transit. If you happen to see any boxes marked "Charlie Trotters" somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region, give Chef Trotter a call.