Gourmet names Chicago's Alinea number one in their bi-decade list of the Best 50 Restaurants in America. Chef Grant Achatz "is redefining the American restaurant once again for an entirely new generation." This is great news and for one I agree completely with one of these "best" lists. I loved loved loved Alinea when I ate there in late May of this year. (See Alinea's most exciting food and the June 2006 archives for lots of Alinea-related links.)
Update: There's no link to this information because it's not online. It's in the October, 2006 Gourmet, the one with Moto chef Homaro Cantu on the cover. Mine arrived in my mailbox today.