Chicago's Michelin Stars Announced Early

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 27, 2015 1:45PM

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Turnip, apple, lemon, tarragon at Grace (via Facebook)

Updated 3:45 p.m.: Read our analysis of today's Michelin star awards here.

Normally, here's how Michelin Day works: The Michelin Man calls all of the chefs who get stars, one at a time. Many of those chefs Tweet and we media types frantically gather up the tweets, knowing that a full list will be coming (embargoed, of course) later in the day. But it looks like an error may have messed that up—and it's not the first time.

Michelin has a history of stars breaking early, and it looks like this year's culprit was Bloomberg News. All over Twitter and Google are links that look like this:


Same on Google:

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But the link doesn't go anywhere. Bloomberg has taken the post down, it seems. Did someone break Michelin's embargo accidentally?

Social media, however, was already all over it, and some Chicago foodies got the list onto Facebook. This one is from restaurant publicist Jenn Galdes:

THREE STARS

Alinea
Grace

TWO STARS

Acadia
42 Grams
Sixteen

ONE STAR

Blackbird
Boka
Dusek’s (Board & Beer)
EL Ideas
Elizabeth
Everest
Goosefoot
Longman & Eagle
Moto
NAHA
North Pond
Parachute
Schwa
Sepia
Spiaggia
Topolobampo
Tru

Is it real? We'll have to wait and see. It matches this list, and it matches all of our predictions (look, there's Dusek's and Parachute with one star) but we'll refrain from critical comment until the list is confirmed.